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General Information

Smartcrypt for iOS connects your iOS device to your Smartcrypt account allowing you to encrypt and decrypt files on the go.

Log In on Mobile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At the Sign In prompt, enter the email and password associated with your Smartcrypt account. This will sync your account with Smartcrypt Manager, implementing the policies associated with your account, as well as delivering all of your keys securely to your device.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If the login attempt fails with a Mobile access disabled error message, this means your user account is not enabled to use the mobile product. If you believe you should have mobile access, contact your Smartcrypt Administrator to adjust the user policy controls.

Log In on Mobile (Manual URL Entry)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are using Smartcrypt as a Guest Account, or you are unable to connect to your Smartcrypt Manager automatically, you might need to specify your Smartcrypt Manager URL.

Tap I know my server URL on the bottom of the screen.

 

 

 

Enter the URL for the Smartcrypt Manager.

 

If you log in on a web browser to https://pkwareops.mycompany.com/mds/superuser, the value you want to enter here is: https://pkwareops.mycompany.com/mds

 

 

 

 

 

 

After providing the Smartcrypt Manager URL, the login page should show Connected to ... with the URL information you entered.

Now try adding your user name and password to sign in.

Decryption

Decrypt an Attachment from an Email

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the iOS Mail application, locate the email that contains the encrypted attachment.  Tap the attached zip archive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once within the zip archive, tap the Export icon in the bottom left corner of the screen. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tap Import with Smartcrypt from the list of options.  You may have to scroll through the first row of options to find the icon.  This will open the Smartcrypt application.

 

The archive will now appear in your Smartcrypt Favorites list. Tap the archive you wish to decrypt. Once you select the archive, the type of encryption on the archive will determine how the application responds.

Possible results include:

  • The archive opens. You have access to the archive through either a Smartkey or certificate recipient list.
  • You are prompted for a password. If you have a password, enter it. If you do not, this most likely means the archive was encrypted with a Smartkey to which you do not have access.
  • A prompt appears signaling that an access request will be sent to the owner of the archive. In this case, you received the archive from someone other than the owner. You are not listed in the Smartkey or the original recipient list. The response of the owner determines whether or not you will have access to the archive.
  • A prompt appears which states that the certificate or signature on the archive is not trusted. You can choose to trust the certificate and open the file. Tap Cancel to leave the archive closed.

Decrypt a File from a Cloud Provider

 

 

 

 

 

 

To decrypt an archive (such as OwnSmartkey.zip) from a cloud provider (such as Dropbox):

  1. Go to the cloud provider on your device (either through an app or its website) and
  2. Tap the file you wish to decrypt.
  3. Press the three dot icon on the top right hand corner of your screen (highlighted in the picture on the left).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tap Export from the list shown.



 

 

 

 

 

Tap Open in.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tap Import with Smartcrypt. This will open the encrypted archive in Smartcrypt.

If you do not have your password saved, you may have to enter your password to access the archive in Smartcrypt.

 

The archive will now appear in your Smartcrypt Favorites list. Tap the archive you wish to decrypt. Once you select the archive, the type of encryption on the archive will determine how the application responds.

Possible results include:

  • The archive opens. You have access to the archive through either a Smartkey or certificate recipient list.
  • You are prompted for a password. If you have a password, enter it. If you do not, this most likely means the archive was encrypted with a Smartkey to which you do not have access.
  • A prompt appears signaling that an access request will be sent to the owner of the archive. In this case, you received the archive from someone other than the owner. You are not listed in the Smartkey or the original recipient list. The response of the owner determines whether or not you will have access to the archive.
  • A prompt appears which states that the certificate or signature on the archive is not trusted. You can choose to trust the certificate and open the file. Tap Cancel to leave the archive closed.

Encryption

Encrypting From Photos


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Navigate to the photo(s) you wish to encrypt. Shown to the left are the two methods of selecting photos.
  2. Select desired photo(s). 
  3. Tap the Export icon in the bottom left hand corner of your screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tap Smartcrypt Encrypt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Give your archive a name and select which type of encryption you would like to use.

In the mobile application, you may encrypt with a password, Smartkey and/or a certificate.

When you are finished, tap Accept in the top left of the screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review your selected settings for this Zip archive. Click Done on the top left of the screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you navigate to the Smartcrypt application, your new encrypted archive will appear in your Favorites list.

Encrypting Files and Photos from Cloud Providers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Navigate to the file or photo you wish to encrypt from your cloud provider. The picture on the left shows a photo stored in Dropbox.

Tap the three dot icon in the top right corner of your screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tap the Export option from the list shown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tap Open In .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tap  Smartcrypt Encrypt .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Give your archive a name and select which type of encryption you would like to use.

In the mobile application, you may encrypt with a password, Smartkey and/or a certificate.

When you are finished, tap Accept in the top left of the screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review your selected settings for this Zip archive. Click Done on the top left of the screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you navigate to the Smartcrypt application, your new encrypted archive will appear in your Favorites list.

Sharing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once you select a file to be shared, the archive automatically opens.  Tap Back (shown on the left) when you're finished working with the opened file. 

If the archive has more than one file, than no file will automatically open.  In this case, pressing Back is not necessary since your menu will already look like the picture below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tap Export at the top right of the screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tap the icon for the service you want to share the archive with.

Notifications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To access your notifications, Tap the Notifications icon on the menu bar at the bottom of your Smartcrypt app screen.

 

 

 

 

Any items that require your attention will appear in the Notifications tab like shown to the left. Tap the notification to respond to it.

 

 

 

 

 

Respond to the notification by tapping Allow or Deny.

Settings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tap Settings on the menu bar at the bottom of your screen to configure many options for using the Smartcrypt app.

Options

 Remember Password

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slide the Remember Password switch until it is green.  This allows you to leave the Smartcrypt application, do other activities on your phone for a significant period of time, and return to Smartcrypt without having to login repeatedly.

 Password Lock

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you wish to require a password every time you exit and then return to the Smartcrypt application, tap Passcode Lock and turn it on.

 

 

 Certificates

 

 

 

 

 

Tap Certificates to view your decryption certificates, validation certificates, and your trusted anchor certificates.  These represent the certificates you have access to and trust.  From here, you can Search for Certs if they are available.  Tap a certificate to view its name, issuer, validation, as well as its expiration date. 

If you do not have any certificates, none with appear in the Certificates menu.

 Encryption

 

 

 

 

 

Tap Encryption to view encryption settings. 

  • Tap Smartkey to define your default Smartkey.
  • Tap Signing Cert to pick a certificate to use to encrypt archives.

Log Off (Unlink) on Mobile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To logout of Smartcrypt on mobile, you must unlink your account.

Tap Unlink Account on the Settings tab. A pop-up appears.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tap Unlink to fully unlink your account.

Unlinking your account will remove your archives stored in Favorites; however, it does not permanently delete the archives as long as they are stored in another location.

 

 

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