Viewing secure images with Confidencial
You’ve received an image that’s been protected with Confidencial…now what? This tutorial walks you through what to do. We’re going to pretend you are Bob who works at The Example Hotel, you’ve never used Confidencial before, and one of your international guests, Happy Traveler, has sent you a photo of her passport.
For the steps Happy took to send this image, see Sending secure images with Confidencial
- If you open the image that you received from Happy in your default image viewer, you will see an image like that above. You will be able to see all the parts of the image that Happy chose not to protect. To see the protected parts, continue to the steps below.
Since Confidencial’s in-doc encryption keeps documents in their original file format, they can be opened with your default application (Microsoft Photos in the example above).
- Since we’re assuming in this example that you’ve never used Confidencial before and that your guest has sent you an invite to Confidencial, the next step is to accept this invite to create a login. Go to your inbox and click the link in the invitation email. From there, you will create a password and generate your encryption keys.
If you already have a Confidencial account, you can skip this step. If you don’t have a Confidencial account and haven’t been invited, you can sign up here.
- Now that you have a Confidencial account, you can log in by installing and running the Confidencial desktop app or by going to my.confidencial.io and clicking Individual Log In
If you are a member of a Confidencial organization, you will log in using the Organization Log In button
If you just registered your Confidencial account in Step 2 above, you will probably be able to skip this step, as you will already be logged in
- Once you are logged in, drag the protected Confidencial image file on to the encryption box of the Encryption Tools page
- The protected image is now displayed in the Confidencial Image Protector
- Click View Encrypted Content in the right taskpane
You can now see the content that Happy protected for you. See Sending secure images with Confidencial for how this was done.