CypherEye Mobile App User Guide

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The CypherEye mobile app performs highly secure, private, and auditable transactions. The app protects your privacy as no personal information other than credentials is transferred.

CypherEye uses optical cryptography. Instead of passwords, you scan an image with your mobile device. The CypherEye image may often appear animated, as you can see below.

Animated CypherEye
CypherEye Image

The graphical image is optically encoded to establish a secure communication between your mobile device and the target service. CypherEye server guarantees delivery and a secure channel against security threats.

CypherEye can be used by organizations for authentication, unifying activities into a single app such as:

  • User identification and login to company systems
  • Unlock doors such as those with keycard access
  • Sign and certify documents
  • Authenticating to other services provided by your organization

Using the CypherEye Mobile App

CypherEye enabled services will display the CypherEye image.

Below are the instructions to log into a service, such as authenticating at a web page rather than typing in your name and password.

  1. Start the CypherEye mobile app. The screen will display the CypherEye image.
CypherEye Image Screen
  1. Tap the CypherEye on your mobile app to start the scanning process.
CypherEye Mobile App
  1. Aim the camera of your mobile device at the CypherEye image on your web page or document. Center the CypherEye image within the unshaded area of your mobile app’s screen.
Mobile App Scanning CypherEye Image
  1. The transaction will complete once the image has been recognized.

Configuring the CypherEye App

Your mobile device must be registered with a CypherEye server hosted by your organization. Once completed you’ll be able to log into the services without entering your password. This simple process requires a couple simple steps.

  • Adding the CypherEye server
  • Complete the registration process

Add A Server

To begin, you’ll need to know the server hostname or IP address of the CypherEye server. Contact the organization’s administrator for this information.

  1. Navigate to the server settings on the mobile app:
    Settings ⇨ Preferences ⇨ Advanced
Mobile App Advanced Settings
  1. Disable the “Default Connection Server” to allow custom CypherEye server configurations.
Advanced Settings: Default Connection Server
  1. Enter the server hostname or IP address of the CypherEye server.
Advanced Settings: Server Hostname

Register Your Device

Once you have added a CypherEye server to your mobile app, you’ll perform a one-time only registration process to link your device to your account.

To register the CypherEye mobile app to the CypherEye server requires

  1. Enter your email address
Adding Your Email To The CypherEye App
  1. Type your email address and tap the Submit button. The server will send you an email similar to the one below. It will include a link to a web page you need to visit to complete the registration process.
CypherEye Registration Email
  1. Click on the link in the email message. This will open a web page presenting you with the CypherEye image.
  2. Use the mobile app to scan the CypherEye image on the web page. Once you have successfully completed this step, your device will be registered.

Congratulations you have registered your device and can now use it to authenticate and avoid typing passwords. This will allow you to use the company services configured to support the CypherEye.

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