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Step-by-step instructions for creating a Boxcryptor account with an RWTH e-mail address.


Creation of the Boxcryptor account

  •     Open:
  •     Select "Create account"
  •     Fill in the fields first name, last name and enter your RWTH e-mail address
  •     Assign a secure password. Please observe the following password guidelines:
    •         At least 8 characters, more is better. We recommend the use of a password manager
    •         contains at least 3 of the following character categories: uppercase letters, lowercase letters, numbers, special characters
    •         Username must not be included in the password
    •         Your name must not be included in the password
    •         The password must not be shared
    •         Password must differ from passwords used for RWTH services
    •         Permitted characters:
    •         abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzöäüß
    •         0123456789!"$%&/()=?;:_,.-#+*@
  •     Click on "Continue".
  •     Please note and confirm the manufacturer's reference to the Zero-Knowledge-Philosophy
  •     Complete the account creation with the button "Create account
  •     We recommend exporting your Boxcryptor key in case you forget your password.
  •     The export is done via the web interface
  •     Navigate to My Account
  •     Click Advanced in the navigation bar on the left and then click Export Key.
  •     In the following window, click on Export.


  • Note: Only this password provides access to your own key and the data encrypted with it.
    Losing the password means losing access to your encrypted data.
  • To use Boxcryptor in combination with sciebo, the sciebo client must be installed.
    Boxcryptor cannot be used with the sciebo web interface.
  •     Manufacturer documentation:

last changed on 03/27/2023

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