macOS Cryptoucan™ on macOS

Here you can find our guides for macOS operating system. Just pick your application and follow guides as they are ordered in the list.

Guides are labeled with three icons:

  • Operating system
  • Application
  • Difficulty

If you are still unsure, here is a general structure of a workflow:

  1. Install GnuPG software suite.
  2. Generate your private keys, if you haven't already done so.
  3. Setup your application.
  4. At this moment, you should be all set up!

Guides

Installing GPG Suite

Time: 10 min

GPG Suite (also called GPG Tools) is an open source software package for safe communication. This software bundle is essential since it takes care of encryption and signing your emails. It also enables you to manage your keyring - import and export keys, edit them and so on. Here you will learn how to install it.

 macOS  Thunderbird  Easy
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Installing Enigmail

Time: 10 min

Enigmail provides support for GPG for Thunderbird so you can use it in the email client. Without it, you would not be able to use everything Gpg4win offers. Remember, you also need to instal GPG Suite (also known as GPG Tools).

 macOS  Thunderbird  Easy
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Enigmail Setup

Time: 10 min

This guide will tell you how to set Enigmail up to ensure it works flawlessly with Cryptoucan. Follow this tutorial to set up Enigmail in such a way it behaves the way you want it to - showing correct menu options, unlocking sign and encrypt functions or choosing correct keys manually.

 macOS  Thunderbird  Easy
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Changing PIN

Time: 5 min

All our devices come with the same PIN codes - this is something you want to change as soon as you receive your own device. There are two PINs supported by Cryptoucan, you'll also learn here the difference between User PIN1 and Administrative PIN3.

 macOS  Thunderbird  Easy
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Generating Keys

Time: 10 min

Before sending encrypted or signed emails with your name on it, you need to generate new set of cryptographic keys - and optionally get a revocation certificate. You cannot use your previous ones as generating the new keys right to your Cryptoucan ensures they will be safe. This tutorial will guide you through the process of generating new keys and configuring their properties.

 macOS  Thunderbird  Easy
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Personalization

Time: 5 min

There are few attributes in Cryptoucan that you can use to identify the device. In case you'd lose your device it can be identified through this information. Learn how to change the owner's name and other information stored inside your Cryptoucan.

 macOS  Thunderbird  Easy
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Encrypting and Decrypting emails

Time: 5 min

Sending encrypted emails using the other person's public key ensures that only they can read the message - using their private key. Learn how to encrypt the emails you send and also how to decrypt and read emails that someone encrypted for you using your private key.

 macOS  Thunderbird  Easy
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Signing emails

Time: 5 min

Signing emails using your private signature key will ensure the receiver knows for sure it was you who sent him the messsage. In this day and age of mass impersonation, this is the best way of securing the authenticity of the conversation. Here you will learn how to sign emails and read other people's signatures.

 macOS  Thunderbird  Easy
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Encrypting files

Time: 3 min

You don't always need to encrypt a whole email - just the file itself. You can encrypt whatever file right from the context menu - for your use and other users, too.

 macOS  LibreOffice  Easy
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Decrypting files

Time: 2 min

You may recieve en encrypted file or you may have encrypted one for your own use in the future that you now need to decrypt. In this guide you will learn how to decrypt any type of encrypted file.

 macOS  LibreOffice  Easy
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Signing files from the context menu

Time: 5 min

You don't always need to sign a whole email. Sometimes you need to sign a file itself. Learn how to sign files right from their context/explorer menu.

 macOS
 LibreOffice
 Easy
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