Key Management

 

The following actions can be done on the security keys:

  • Sending your public key via email,
  • Sharing your public key,
  • Restoring your keys,
  • Backing up your keys, and
  • Reseting your password and keys.

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There are two ways to send your public key:

  • Sending your public key as an email, and
  • Sharing your public key via BBM, SMS, email, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, NFC, bar code or other messaging applications.

To import other’s public key, tap on the prismkey:// URL and public key import card will be invoked.

 

Restoring Your Keys

Tap on the Restore Keys action to restore your security keys from a file called prism.keys from your local drive, SD memory card or remotely on cloud (DropBox or Box). You need to set another password that is used as AES-256 key for symmetric encryption of the backup file.

The same action can be invoked from Settings menu.

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Backing Up Your Keys

Tap on the Backup Keys action to backup your security keys to a file called prism.keys on your local drive, SD memory card or remotely on cloud (DropBox or Box). You need to set another password that is used as AES-256 key for symmetric encryption of the backup file. Keep in mind that backup password is not the same as password used in the PRISM Break Secure Email application, but it could be the same. Password should be at least 32 characters long, to fill all 256 bytes of your key. Note: Longer is the password, more secure is your backup file.

The same action can be invoked from Settings menu.

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Resetting Your Keys and Password

Tap on the Reset action to invoke setup wizard to reset the password and the security keys.