Download Guarded Key application and
copy into an empty folder on your computer, USB flash drive or other storage.
If you downloaded ZIP or TAR.GZ, extract executable file into an empty folder, for example a new folder called "Guarded Key".
On Mac OS X we recommend installing app bundle into "Applications" folder.
Launch Guarded Key executable file or app bundle. The application will show "Welcome" dialog.
Select Create New Database and the app will show "Database Initialization" dialog.
All you need to do is choosing User Id and Password, then press "Save" button.
You can skip following note.
This dialog automatically generates database key which is used in initial encryption process. It is not used for actual database encryption.
Database Key has effect on generation of the actual encryption key and guarantees that no 2 users (in this galaxy) have the database encrypted
the same way even if they choose the same user id and password. The encryption key is never shown and cannot be found in the database.
In case you would like to change database key press "Generate Key" button.
You can view database key by holding mouse pointer over the database key field.
After initializing the database the Account Management window becomes accessible. It is used to add new and edit existing online accounts.
Click "Add Account" button to create a new record, enter "Provider", sign in "Id", "Password"
and "Url" (web address for login). Password can be generated automatically when "Automatic Password" checkbox is checked.
If you would like to use custom password, uncheck "Automatic Password" checkbox and enter password manually.
Password is not shown by default, but you can view it when you click "Show Password" button.
We recommend that you enter field "Category". This will allow you to sort records into groups defined by this field.
Category could be for example: Banking, Games, Movies, News, Social Networks etc. When you enter a new category,
it will automatically be added into the list of categories from which you can later select an item.
Click "Save" button to store account information in the database.
Close the application and launch again. You will be prompted for User Id and Password to sign into the database.
If the sign in is successful, the application will open Account Management window and Touch Screen. You can use touch screen to browse
online accounts. When clicking an icon the application starts browser, navigates to the login page of the provider and attempts automatic sign in.
You can minimize Touch Screen when it is not needed.
In the taskbar you will find icon in the shape of a key. Mouse double-click opens Touch Screen.
Right-click opens menu with all your online accounts and special functions.
1. Open Guarded Key - used to open account management window
2. Sign Out - used to sign out of the database to protect your accounts when leaving computer or when the application is not needed for extended period of time (just a security precaution)."
Clicking menu item representing online account will start browser, navigate to login page of the provider and will attempt automatic sign in.
Well done! You have learned the basics of using Guarded Key.
You are now able to add all your online accounts and create strong password for each one of them.
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