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General Information

Smartcrypt for Android connects your Android 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.

 

Decryption

Decrypt an Attachment from an Email

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Android mail application of your choice, locate the email that contains the encrypted attachment. Select the attached zip archive. The photographs pictured to your left showcase this process using the Gmail application.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select Open With Smartcrypt. This will open the Smartcrypt application.

 

 

The archive will now appear 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. If an asset right does not exist, an access request will be sent to the owner. The response of the owner determines whether or not you will have access to the archive.
  3. 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 application of your choosing on your Android device. Select the file you wish to decrypt to reveal a drop down menu with options as to where you may open the file.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Within the drop down menu, select Smartcrypt. This will open the archive within the Smartcrypt application

 

 

Now that the archive appears within Smartcrypt, select the archive. 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. If an asset right does not exist, an access request will be sent to the owner. The response of the owner determines whether or not you will have access to the archive.
  3. 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Android Gallery application, navigate to the photo(s) you wish to encrypt. Select the desired photo(s) and press the Link icon in the top right 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Within the Encrypt menu, give your archive a name and select which type(s) 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 the check mark in the top right hand corner of the screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now you will be prompted to save your archive. Choose one of the applications to save and store your archive. This will be where you access your archive moving forward. 

 

Encrypting from Cloud Providers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Go to your chosen cloud provider and select the file you wish to encrypt. The example to the left shows a photo saved in Dropbox. Select the drop down icon in the top right hand corner of the screen. This will prompt a menu with various options.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Within the new menu, choose Export. This will prompt a pop-up menu with locations where you can export this file.

 

 

 

 

 

Select the Smartcrypt Encrypt icon. This will prompt another menu with encryption options for the archive.

 

 

 

 

Within the Encrypt menu, give your archive a name and select which type(s) 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 the check mark in the top right hand corner of the screen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now you will be prompted to save your archive. Choose one of the applications to save and store your archive. This will be where you access your archive moving forward. 

 

Notifications

 

 

 

 

When you open Smartcrypt, you will be brought to the Notifications menu. If you have no notifications the menu will be blank. However, if you do have any notifications, they will appear in the menu like shown to the left. Respond to the notification be selecting Deny or Allow.

 

Settings

                                                                                            

 

When you open Smartcrypt, you begin in Notifications. To go to Settings, select the expand icon in the top right hand corner of the screen. This will prompt a pull down menu. Select Settings. Your screen will now look like the final photo shown above.
 Smartkey

 

 

 

 

 

When in the Settings menu, select Smartkeys to view, modify, and add Smartkeys.

 

 

 

 

 

In the Smartkeys menu, the user is able to add a new Smartkey.  To do so, click the blue plus sign.  This will prompt a new menu which allows you to add Smartkey members.

 

 

 

 

 

If you wish to grant another Smartcrypt user access to your Smartkey, type his/her email address associated with his/her Smartcrypt account and make sure the check box next to his/her name is marked.

 

 

 

 

 

Once you select the users who will have access to your Smartkey, a window will prompt you to create a name for the New Smartkey.  Enter in the new name, and select OK.

 

 

 

 

 

The Smartkey will now appear in your Smartkeys menu. In this example, we named our Smartkey, Smartkey 1. You can modify the new Smartkey from this screen.

 

 

 

 Private Key

 

 

 

 

 

When in the Settings menu, select Private keys to view, and add Private Keys.

 

 

 

 

Once you are in the Private Keys menu, you may add a private key by selecting the blue plus sign in the bottom right hand corner of your screen. This will prompt a pop-up menu displaying various locations where you may have stored a private key. You must have a private key stored on your device in order to add one on Smartcrypt.

 

 

 

 

 

Within the new menu, select the location where your key is stored. In this example, we have stored our private key in the device's downloads.

 

 

 

 

 

Within the device's downloads, I located the private key we wish to add (the highlighted .p12 file). Once you have located and selected your private key, you will be prompted for the key's password.

 

 

 

 

 

Enter the private key's password and press OK. This will add the private key to your list of private keys which you may use to decrypt encrypted files or sign files you wish to encrypt.

Log Off on Mobile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When you're ready to log off the Smartcrypt mobile app, navigate to the Settings Menu in the app.  Within this menu, select Log out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A window will appear asking if you are sure you want to log out.  If you are sure, select Yes, and you will be logged off the app.

 

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