Securely Store and Share
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This guide provides instructions on how to install VoltShare to encrypt information prior to sharing it, and decrypt it after receiving it. VoltShare is a tool that allows content to be encrypted on the fly to share with a set of recipients so that only those recipients can decrypt it. For more information on VoltShare, see VoltShare.
There are two input options to encrypt or decrypt information with VoltShare:
Drag and drop a file to encrypt or decrypt.
Type text directly into VoltShare.
Using the instructions provided in this guide, you can install VoltShare, sign up for an account, encrypt information, decrypt information, and share secrets with a set of users.
Step 1: Download VoltShare application.
- VoltShare Downloads page.
Step 2: Install VoltShare application.
macOS - Drag downloaded application to Applications folder.
Windows - Run downloaded installer.
The following sample image shows installation on macOS:
Note: In case of Linux, the application is pre-compiled (for Ubuntu) and ready to use.
Perform Sign up
It is required to Sign up or Log in (in case already performed sign up) before using the VoltShare application.
Step 1: Select
Sign up or
Log in using an existing account.
For Individual, continue with one of the options below:
Microsoftto sing up and sign in using your existing Microsoft account.
GitHubto sing up and sign in using your existing GitHub account.
For Teams, enter
Nextto login using your account credentials.
Note: The email address and authentication mechanism ensures that only the owner of the account is able to decrypt content sent to that account.
Step 2: Verify account.
Perform verification as per the instructions displayed on the application interface.
Upon successful verification, you can sign in and perform operations such as profile update, encrypt, and decrypt information
Note: During or after the verification, you can secure your account using functionalities such as device verification code and multi-factor authentication (MFA).
Step 1: Log into VoltShare application.
Textoption. This example shows the
Textoption. Type the required information and select
Note: In case you select the
Fileoption, drag and drop your file in the area indicated on the application user interface.
Step 2: Name your
secret, enter recipient
Enter a name for your secret in the
Name field, and enter email addresses of recipients in
Step 3: Enter values in fields.
Enter a value in the
Valid forfield, and select one of the
Yearoptions to set the validity period for decryption keys.
Note: After the expiry of the duration, the recipient will not be able to decrypt the information.
Step 4: Share encrypted information.
Note: After encryption, the application displays three output options.
Copy to clipboardto share the encrypted information in a messaging channel, or paste in email to send to recipient.
Save As...to save encrypted file to store this information in shared mediums such as Dropbox.
Share withto share encrypted file by E-mail, WhatsApp, or Telegram.
Note: Share the encrypted information with recipients and medium of your choice.
Step 5: Select
Start Over to start VoltShare encryption process over if needed.
This example assumes that the sender copied the encrypted information to clipboard, and shared in a Slack channel with you as one of the intended recipients.
Step 1: Open VoltShare application, sign in with your account credentials.
Note: The email address you use for sign in must match the email address specified by the sender during the encryption.
Step 2: Select
Textoption in the
Encrypt/Decryptscreen, and drop the received encrypted file or copy the encrypted content into field.
Decryptto show decrypted secret.
This example shows copying of encrypted message received from a Slack channel.
Step 3: Get decrypted
Copy to clipboardto store decrypted information to the clipboard. You can paste it in a file as per your choice.
Note: VoltShare decrypts and displays the content in the Decrypted text field.
Save As...and save the decrypted file to store this information in your device.