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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 log 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 deliver all of your keys securely to your device.

 

 

 

If the log in attempt fails with an error "Mobile Access Disabled", this means your user account is not enabled to use the mobile product. If you reach this error and 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 the "I know my server URL" button on the bottom of the screen.

 

On the pop up that displays, 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 credential and signing in.

 

Decryption

Decrypt an Attachment from an Email

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the iOS mail application, locate the email that contains the encrypted attachment.  Select the attached zip archive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once within the zip archive, select the Export icon in the bottom left corner of the screen.  This will produce a pop-up menu with various export options.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select Import with Smartcrypt icon in the pop-up menu.  You may have to scroll through the first row of options to find the icon.  This will direct you to the Smartcrypt application.

 

 

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

A few instances include:

  1. The archive opens because it was encrypted either with a Smartkey or certificate to which you were given access.
  2. 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.
  3. A prompt appears signaling that an access request will be sent to the owner of the archive. The response of the owner determines whether or not you will have access to the archive.
  4. A prompt will appear which states that the certificate or signature on the archive is not trusted. You can choose to trust the certificate and open the file anyway, or you can press cancel.

Decrypt a File from a Cloud Provider

 

 

 

 

 

 

In order to decrypt an archive from a cloud provider, go to the cloud provider on your device and select the file you wish to decrypt. For instance, this user is going to decrypt the archive, OwnSmartkey.zip, from Dropbox.

Once you have selected the archive you wish to decrypt, press the three dot icon on the top right hand corner of your screen (highlighted in the picture on the left). This will reveal a drop down menu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Within the drop down menu pictured to the left, select Export. This will produce a pop-up menu.

 



 

 

 

 

 

Within the pop-up menu, select the Open in icon. Another similar pop-up menu will appear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select 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 Favorites within Smartcrypt. Select the archive you wish to decrypt. Once you select the archive, the online application responds based on how the archive is encrypted.

A few instances include:

  1. The archive opens because it was encrypted either with a Smartkey or certificate to which you were given access.
  2. 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.
  3. A prompt appears signaling that an access request will be sent to the owner of the archive. The response of the owner determines whether or not you will have access to the archive.
  4. A prompt will appear which states that the certificate or signature on the archive is not trusted. You can choose to trust the certificate and open the file anyway, or you can press cancel.

Encryption

Encrypting From Photos



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Navigate to the photo(s) you wish to encrypt. Shown to the left are the two methods of selecting photos. Select desired photo(s) and press the Export icon in the bottom left hand corner of your screen. This will prompt a pop-up menu with various options.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select the Smartcrypt Encrypt icon in the lower left of the screen. This will prompt another menu with encryption options for the archive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On this menu, 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 sign with a certificate. When you are finished, click Accept in the top left hand corner of the screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now you will see the same menu with all of your selected settings in place. Click Done on the top left hand corner of the screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Encrypting 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. Press the three dot icon in the top right corner of your screen to reveal a drop down menu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Within this menu, select the Export option.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Within this menu, select the  Open In  icon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This will reveal a similar pop-up menu. Now, press the  Smartcrypt Encrypt icon. This will direct you to a menu with encryption options for the archive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select the way in which you wish you encrypt your archive. You may encrypt with a password, Smartkey, and/or sign with a certificate. Give your archive a name and select  Accept in the top left hand corner of your screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A similar menu appears with all of your settings in place. Click  Done  in the top left corner of the screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The file, now encrypted, should appear in your favorites folder.

 

Sharing

 

 

 

 

 

Once you select a file to be shared, the archive automatically opens.  Then you must press Back shown on the left. 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select the Export button at the top right of the screen to reveal a pop-up menu which contains various options as to how you can share the archive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select an option for sharing the archive from the pop-up menu that appears.

 

Notifications

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Once in the Notifications Tab, you can view all of your notifications. If you have no notifications, nothing will appear in the tab. However, if you do have a notification, one will exist in the tab like shown to the left. Click on the notification to respond to it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

When you click on the notification, you will be asked to respond. Respond to the notification by selecting Allow or Deny.

Settings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To access Settings, select the Settings icon on the menu bar at the bottom of your screen.

Options

 Remember Password

Turn Remember Password on so the switch 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, select Passcode Lock within Settings and turn it on.

 

 

 Certificates

 

 

 

 

 

In the Settings menu, select 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.  If you click on a specific certificate, you can 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

 

 

 

 

 

From the Settings menu you may select Encryption to view encryption settings.  Within Encryption Options, you may select Smartkey to define your default Smartkey, or you may select Signing Cert to pick a certificate with which you sign encrypted archives.

Log Off on Mobile

 

 

 

 

 

 

To logout of Smartcrypt on mobile, you must unlink your account. Press Unlink Account within the Settings Menu. This will cause a pop-up menu to appear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select 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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