# Authentication

The user decryption flow when the Seald application is not available is as follows:

Seald file Opening screen
1. Open the .shtml file in your browser 2. Click on "Open document".
Email address screen Code screen
3. Enter your email address to receive a one-time use code. 4. Fill in this one-time use code to authenticate yourself.
Decrypt file screen
5. The email or document is decrypted and displayed in the browser.