This article provides brief STEP guidance, without commentary, for this Introduction Walkthroughs.
This BRIEF encompasses STEP guidance for the Introduction Walkthroughs:
- Provision Test Accounts - guides you through Test Account provisioning
- Login and User Interface - how to access the software and UI
For more verbose insight and commentary, skip this BRIEF and start with the first article in the above-noted sequence.
The following video matches the steps in this article:
Exceptions for v10.9.x and Newer
The video does not show the License prompt presented during STEP 6 after checking :Recover. This is due to Licensing changes starting in v10.9 that introduced SSProtect Basic into the model.
STEP 1: Download the software here.
STEP 2: Extract/ execute the Installer, signed by Definitive Data Security, Inc.
STEP 3: If prompted to Reboot, you must do so for proper operation.
Provision your First Test Account
STEP 4: Double-click the Desktop SSProtect Shortcut -OR- right-click the SSProtect icon in the notification tray then choose Refresh Login. Both display the Login dialog:
STEP 5: Click the Profile dropdown and choose, Create New... to display the Create Account dialog.
STEP 6: Enter the Email Address* you will use with this Account, then check :Recover. You will be prompted with a License notification - acknowledge by choosing Yes, then check :Email.
* NOTE: We encourage the use of Gmail since aliases make it easy to create Accounts that match subsequent Walkthrough guidance. Refer to the start of the article, Provision Test Accounts, for details.
STEP 7: Click Create... to continue.
STEP 8: Check your email for the message Subject, [SSProtect] Create Account from firstname.lastname@example.org. This message includes the Code you need:
STEP 9: Enter the Code, from the email message, into the Code edit box of your Create Account dialog, as shown below. Continue with Verify:
STEP 10: Create/ enter your New Pwd (twice) for this Account - you will use this to Log In to SSProtect. Click Change to Provision:
1st Time Use Progression
This sequence represents 1st Time Use as described in the linked article, specific to your Test Account.
STEP 11: You will be prompted to set your Default Folder, the default for Reports, exported Key Files, and a location that can be remapped when using your Test Account on other host computers. Choose Yes:
STEP 12: Browse to/ create C:\TestData (aligns w/ subsequent Walkthroughs), choose Select Folder.
STEP 13: You will be prompted to Export Account Keys, which as an Individual Account you MUST do. Choose Yes to proceed:
STEP 14: Create/ enter a Password (and Confirmed value) for the Key File, different from your Login, then OK to finish:
STEP 15: You will then be prompted to install the :Email Add-In for Microsoft Outlook. Choose Yes:
Continue with the next in this series, BRIEF: Common Tasks.
This article was updated w/ v11.0.0 of the :Foundation Client