MacOS: Passwords/Passphrases

Encrypting Files with a Password/Passphrase

To encrypt a file, choose the file to encrypt and right click. This will produce a pop-up menu. Scroll the the bottom and select Smartcrypt: Create Archive.

This will produce a new menu that lists the Smartkeys already linked to this Smartcrypt account. The checkbox next to each Smartkey indicates whether a Smartkey is being used to encrypt a file.  A checked box indicates the file is encrypted with a Smartkey, and an unchecked box indicates that the file is not encrypted with a Smartkey. 

In order to encrypt your file with a password/passphrase, the check boxes must be unchecked as shown in the picture to the left.

If you choose to encrypt a file with a password/passphrase, uncheck the boxes and enter a passphrase where indicated in the picture to the left.  Then select OK.

The file is now encrypted with a passphrase, and can only be decrypted by entering the correct passphrase.

Decrypting File with Passphrase

To decrypt a file with a passphrase, first locate the file on your device.

After finding the file you wish to decrypt, right click the file and navigate to Smartcrypt: Extract Archive and select it.

This will prompt a pop-up menu that will ask you to enter a passphrase to decrypt the file.

Enter the appropriate passphrase and select OK.

A pop-up message will appear in the top right of your screen indicating that the file has been decrypted.

The newly decrypted file will appear as shown in the picture on the left.