# Control files

# Give access to a new user

In Seald, file/email owners can track their use, but also add or revoke access to their data.

Activity Fiel selection
1. Open Seald and click on the activity button to get an overview of the files/emails you have encrypted. 2. Click on the file you want to edit.
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3. Click on the icon Add recipients. 4. Select or search for recipients.
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5. Click on encrypt.

The file is now accessible to selected users.

# Revoke access to a user

Open Seald and click on the activity button to get an overview of the files/emails you have encrypted and Click on the file you want to edit.

Control window Revocation window
1. Click on the hand next to a user. 2. Accept or refuse the revocation for this recipient.

# Revoke access to an entire file

Open Seald and click on the activity button to get an overview of the files/emails you have encrypted and Click on the file you want to edit.

Control window Revocation window
1. Click on the hand next to the file to revoke access to all recipients. 2. Accept or decline revocation for this document. You can choose to revoke your access as well by checking the box.

WARNING

Be careful, if all the recipients of an email are revoked (as well as you), access to the email is definitely lost! if all the recipients of a file are revoked (as well as you), access to the file is definitely lost!**

# Know the number of times a file is opened

  1. Open Seald and click on the activity button to get an overview of the files/emails you have encrypted.
  2. Click on the file you want to edit.
  3. Below the file name, you have the total number of openings. Next to each recipient having access to the file, you have the number of times they have opened the document.

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Note:

  • When a user opens one of your files, you will receive a notification if the option is enabled (in preferences).
  • When a user transfers one of your files, you receive a notification if the option is enabled (in preferences).

# Activate read-only mode

  1. Open Seald and click on the activity button to get an overview of the files/emails you have encrypted.
  2. Click on the file you want to modify.
  3. Below the file name and the total number of opens, you have a gear icon to enable/disable read-only.

Allow read_only

WARNING

Read-only mode cannot prevent a user without a Seald account from having access to a copy of the file:

  • A user with a Seald account is not affected by this option;
  • A user without a Seald account can decide to create a Seald account and decrypt via their Seald desktop application;
  • A user without a Seald account can take screenshots of the previewed file, or copy the content;
  • A user without a Seald account could extract the plaintext file from their browser by devious means.

# Set an expiration date

  1. Open Seald and click on the activity button to get an overview of the files/emails you have encrypted.
  2. Click on the file you want to change.
  3. Below the file name and the total number of opens, you have a gear icon to set an expiration date.

Define date

  1. Open Seald and click on the activity button to get an overview of the files/emails you have encrypted.
  2. Click on the file you want to edit.
  3. Below the file name and the total number of opens, you have a link icon that allows you to retrieve the share link for the file.

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# Enable/disable OTP via SMS (only for recipients without Seald)

Open Seald and click on the activity button to get an overview of the files/emails you have encrypted and Click on the file you want to modify.

Control window Revocation window
1. Click on the phone icon to enable/disable sending OTP via SMS. 2. Activate the option and enter the phone number of the recipients in Seald.

# Transfer Notification

When a recipient transfers one of your Seald files, you will be notified by a system notification if the option is enabled.

Transfer notification