Working with Vaults
To encrypt your data securely with Cryptomator Hub vaults, you need the Cryptomator app for your OS. Cryptomator runs on Windows, macOS, Linux, Android and iOS. You can download the version for your OS from cryptomator.org.
This section describes exemplarily how to unlock a vault in the Desktop app. Android and iOS work analogously.
Currently, only our desktop version supports Cryptomator Hub vaults. We are working on adding support for Android and iOS.
As described in open an existing vault, you should have already added the vault to the vault list, e.g., by selecting the vault.cryptomator file.
Unlocking a Vault
1. Click Unlock
To unlock the vault, click on the large
Unlock button in the center of Cryptomator’s main window.
Cryptomator should open your default browser for authentication. If you’re not already logged in, you need to provide your user credentials, e.g., by entering your username and password or by inserting your key when WebAuthn is enabled.
3. Account Setup
If this is the first time you log into Hub, Cryptomator and Cryptomator Hub requests you to set up your account.
When you finished the account setup in Hub, unlock the vault again.
4. Register Device
If you just did setup your accout, a vault owner needs to grant you access for the requested vault as described here. Retry unlocking the vault after the vault owner granted you access.
If you connect to Hub with this device for the first time, you need to register it.
After that, you will see a confirmation dialog, unlock the vault again.
5. Vault Unlocked
You are all set up and an unlock should be successful from now on. You can then reveal the vault’s contents as usual.