Create a New Vault

To create a new vault, click on the plus sign ① and choose Create new vault ② in the next screen.

How to create a new vault with Android How to create a new vault with Android

Note

If you already have a vault created with the desktop app and just want to add this vault to your mobile app, please select go to chapter Add Existing Vaults.

You will now be prompted to select the cloud provider where you want to store your vault.

Choose between Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive (works also with OneDrive for Business) or Local storage (which means your local device with all attached devices).

If your desired provider is not listed and offers WebDAV access, please select WebDAV as the storage location of your vault. Here you can find WebDAV URLs of Common Cloud Storage Services.

How to create a new vault with Android

In the next step, you will create the connection between the Cryptomator app and your storage provider account.

(In this example, Dropbox was chosen.)

Please enter the credentials for your provider account. If your authentication was successful, the provider might ask you to grant Cryptomator access permission to your online files. Please allow this permission.

How to create a new vault with Android How to create a new vault with Android

You can only create one connection between your cloud storage account and the Cryptomator app for each provider. You can’t connect to (for example) two different Dropbox accounts.

You can remove Cryptomator permissions from your online storage account at any time. Please keep in mind that Cryptomator then cannot connect to your vault anymore.

Now that you’ve established a connection, you’ll create the actual vault.

In the first step, please enter a name for your new vault. This name will also be the folder name of your vault files in your online storage.

How to create a new vault with Android

Then choose the location on your cloud storage where you want to have your encrypted vault files stored.

How to create a new vault with Android

And last but not least create a secure password for your vault. Basically, you have the whole Unicode for choosing a password, including non-printable characters.

How to create a new vault with Android

Warning

You have to remember this password at all times because there is no way to access your data if you forget your password. Choose a good password to make your data secure.

After you have confirmed your password, the vault is created. You will find it now on the start page of your Cryptomator app, where you can open your vault and optionally change settings. [documentation will follow]

How to create a new vault with Android How to create a new vault with Android

Add Existing Vaults

Adding a vault is quiet similar to creating a vault because of this, you’ll find a lot of duplicate text but if you skipped the Create a New Vault chapter you need all the information.

To add an existing vault, click on the plus sign ① and choose Add existing vault ② in the next screen.

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You will now be prompted to select the cloud provider where the vault is located.

Choose between Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive (works also with OneDrive for Business) or Local storage (which means your local device with all attached devices).

If your desired provider is not listed and offers WebDAV access, please select WebDAV as the storage location of your vault. Here you can find WebDAV URLs of Common Cloud Storage Services.

How add a vault with Android

If not already done, you have to create the connection between the Cryptomator app and your storage provider account.

(In this example, Dropbox was chosen.)

Please enter the credentials for your provider account. If your authentication was successful, the provider might ask you to grant Cryptomator access permission to your online files. Please allow this permission.

How to add a vault with Android How to add a vault with Android

You can only create one connection between your cloud storage account and the Cryptomator app for each provider. You can’t connect to (for example) two different Dropbox accounts.

You can remove Cryptomator permissions from your online storage account at any time. Please keep in mind that Cryptomator then cannot connect to your vault anymore.

Now that you’ve established a connection, you’ll add the existing vault.

In the first step, please choose the folder in which the vault is located. This folder name is the same like the vault name (in this example our vault name is test vault so we select this folder).

How to add a vault with Android

Then choose the masterkey.cryptomator file.

How to add a vault with Android

Now the vault is added to the list of vaults. You will find it now on the start page of your Cryptomator app, where you can open your vault and optionally change settings. [documentation will follow]

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Remove Vaults

If you want a specific vault to stop being displayed in Cryptomator, you select the V next to the vault ①. After that choose Remove ②.

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Confirm the deletion process using the Delete button.

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Note

By removing a vault, it is only removed from the list but not deleted in the cloud. You can re-add the vault afterwards.

Change Vault Password

If you want change the password of a specific vault in Cryptomator, you select the V next to the vault ①. After that choose Change password ②.

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Enter the old password and choose a secure new one. Basically, you have the whole Unicode for choosing a password, including non-printable characters.

How to change a vault password with Android

Warning

You have to remember this password at all times because there is no way to access your data if you forget your password. Choose a good password to make your data secure.

Start the process using the CHANGE PASSWORD button.

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Note

The password is used to derive a KEK, which is then used to encrypt futher keys. The KEK changes, but the keys encrypted with the KEK will stay the same. The actual files will not get re-encrypted, meaning you can not upgrade a weak passphrase to a stronger one once the data has been synced to a service that allows recovery of older versions of the masterkey file.

If you like to encrypt your vault files with a new, stronger password you need to create a new vault and drag the data from the old to the new one. Make sure to wipe all backups of the old vault afterwards.

Rename Vault

If you want to change the name of a specific vault in Cryptomator, you select the V next to the vault ①. After that choose Rename ②.

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Choose a new name and confirm using the RENAME button.

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