How to open an OAuthentic account, I do not see any subscription form
You just have to install the OAuthentic mobile app on your smartphone and to follow the instructions. If needed, look at the tutorials below depending on you own an iPhone or an Android smartphone.
How to edit a note with the mobile app
In the mobile app, when you select a note with a simple tap, the note is opened in view mode with the Markdown formatting. In this case, the text can not be changed.
There are several ways to open a note to edit it:
How to login to the web app
Simply scan the login QR code with the scanner available from the button at the bottom of the main screen of the mobile application. See also the tutorial below.
How to customize a password or note icon
Just type an emoji as first character of your password or note name. In that case, OAuthentic automatically replaces the default icon with the emoji.
All recent smartphones come standard with an emoji keyboard or a way to simply grab it.
On a computer this situation is much less widespread. A simple way is to use the emojipedia.org site and to copy the character you wish 👍
Please note: The emoji character at the top of a note or password name is not taken into account when sorting data.
How to refresh the document list in the mobile app
A swipe down move on the list refresh it.
How to print my notes and passwords
Just click the
Print your data button available in the web app toolbar. It gathers all your data one ready-to-print document.
How to use an ISBN code as ciphering key
Just use the mobile app barcode scanner as shown in the tutorial below.
Please note: If you lose the book that serves as reference for your ciphering key, make sure to buy the title in the same edition (publisher, format and year), because the same title from the same publisher may have several ISBNs depending on its format and year of publishing.
How to store my ciphering key on my smartphone
You can choose this option when creating an account or when entering your key.
Please note: By default, when your key is stored, the key entry screen is not displayed. You can change this option in the mobile app preferences.
How to change my preferences or my account data from the web application
Account and preference settings are only available in the mobile app even if they are about the web app.
How to geo-backup my ciphering key in a secret place
Please follow the tutorial below and go to your selected place to implement it.
Advice: After a backup, immediately try to restore the key to ensure the reliability of the chosen location.
How to display the GeOAuthentic console
In the GeOAuthentic screen, make a long press on . You will bring up a console that will display the geolocation attemps (cell x accuracy) and potential success.
How to disable an OAuthentic installation on a lost or stolen smartphone
Follow the procedure below
What a Zero Knowledge architecture is
Zero Knowledge technologies means that as a service provider, OAuthentic is technically not able to disclose the contents of your personal data to anyone, including under pressure.
Are all my data encrypted
Whatever your data type (password or note), the data content is encrypted at the source. On the other side the data name is just encoded (ex.
my password X or
Y) to allow its display in a list and related operations (e.g. sorting) without requiring a key.
It is therefore advisable not to put confidential information in the name of the data but in their content.
Geo-backup data are also encrypted at the source and then not available to any third party unaware of the geo-backup location.
Why may a GeOAuthentic backup fail
First of all, it is important to understand that geo-backups and geo-restorations only succeed when, for a given operation, 3 geo-localizations are made with an accuracy of less than 25m.For each operation, up to 5 attempts are made. Thus, the reasons of geo-backup failures are the following:
In case of doubt, please see the tip
How to display the GeOAuthentic console.
Can I use OAuthentic with a biometric-less smartphone
Yes you can, but in that case we suggest:
Please note: The security of your data is first of all the security of your devices which impacts all your applications.
Why OAuthentic does not offer automatic filling of web forms
It is a deliberate choice resulting from the following observations:
Why should I sometimes reconfigure OAuthentic on my smartphone
This is a security measure designed to regularly check the user's email address and encryption key. Your account settings, your preferences and of course your geo-backup are preserved.
Will the OAuthentic service remain free of charge
Yes. The service is free and will remain with a wider and wider feature scope.
It is said that when a service is free, the product is the user. Is that the case
No. This would be in total contradiction with the OAuthentic objective: To be your privacy shield.
Free service is motivated by the following reasons:
The following text is the latest version of the READ-ME note automatically inserted on account creation.