For first time users: Follow this step-by-step guide on the basic functionality of your SOLID webKey and Password Manager.

U2F Operation

The SOLID webKey supports the U2F standard. There is no limit on the number of websites/applications that a single SOLID webKey can be associated with. So, if you are already familiar with U2F keys you can skip this section.

Different websites/applications have different ways of getting to the initial setup of a U2F key but all of them will have an initial registration step after which authentication can be done. For this registration you will need your web site's username and password!

NOTE:  Currently, only Opera and Chrome support U2F.

Registration

  • Log into your account with your username and password.
  • Select the option to add 2nd-factor authentication.
  • You will be prompted to insert your SOLID webKey into a USB port. The SOLID webKey's touchpad will blink, indicating that you should gently tap/touch the indentation on the device to proceed.
  • You should now receive a message indicating that your key has been successfully added to your profile.

Authentication

  • After logging in to the website/application with your username and password you will be prompted to insert your key.
  • Once inserted, your SOLID webKey's touchpad will blink.
  • Tap the touchpad to authorise the authentication.
  • You should now be successfully logged into your profile.

Need more help?

Find a guide on how to add a security key on these links:

Password Manager

The webKey Password Manager is a derivative of KeePass Password Safe, but with some notable differences:
  • Some of the features have been removed in an attempt to simplify use and restrict storage to the SOLID webKey only. 
  • To open the database you need to tap the SOLID webKey and present your master password.
  • The webKey Password Manager maintains a database for each SOLID webKey.  
  • The encrypted file database is stored on your hard drive but contains only metadata like username, URL, Notes etc, not the password itself. 
  • The webKey Password Manager will automatically synchronise the metadata that is stored on the SOLID webKey with the file database on your PC.
  • The passwords themselves are stored only on the SOLID webKey, in an encrypted format.
  • Passwords are individually protected such that you need to tap the SOLID webKey to access or modify a password.
Currently the Password Manager only supports Windows 7 and 10 (64 and 32 bit).

If you have not already installed the SOLID webKey, download and install it now.

To open the application, double click on the "SOLID Keepass" icon on your desktop. 

Please note that this application is also referred to as webKey Password Manager.


 

Running the webKey Password Manager the first time
NOTE WELL: 
Your master password is one password that you must never forget!
If you forget your master key there is no way to recover your password database or the passwords stored on the SOLID webKey. If there is any chance whatsoever that you might forget it, write it down and store it somewhere safe.
When you run the webKey Password Manager application, you will be led to the login screen: Click on "Login" to proceed.
You will be prompted to tap the SOLID webKey.
You will now be asked to create a Master Key for your webKey. Make sure that this password is strong and make sure that you remember it. There is no way of recovering your master key once forgotten. Enter your password and click on "OK".
 
The next step is to setup the database for this webKey: Simply enter a database name and a default username that will be used automatically populate the username field of any new password entry.
 
The Password Manager will now check if there are any existing entries on your webKey. If any are found they will be synced to the Password Manager: This will take approximately 15 seconds to complete. This step will be completed every time that the Password Manager is opened. This is done to account for any changes that could have been made to the SOLID webKey on another computer.

 
Now you will arrive at the main menu of the Password Manager.
To exit the Password Manager simply close it as you would any other window.
 
Adding password entries to the database

To add a password right select one of the categories and right-click inside the square:




Select the "Add Entry Option".

At the "Add Entry" menu you can now populate the entry with metadata and a password:

 

Once everything has been filled in you can click on "Save". You will then be prompted to tap the SOLID webKey.

Now you have an entry that you can use!

 
Using a password

To access the password right click on the entry:

 

Here you can choose to copy the User Name or Password. Perform auto type will auto-complete most website's login page for you.

Any time that you try to access the password you will be prompted to tap the SOLID webKey.

 
Editing password entry

To edit an entry in the database simply doubleclick on it:

 

Now you can edit all fields in the entry. Click on "Save" once you're done. You will then be prompted to tap the SOLID webKey.

 
Deleting a password entry

To remove an entry right-click on it and select "Delete Entry":

 

To completely remove the password you will have to clear the Recycle Bin by right-clicking on it and selecting "Empty Recycle Bin".

 

You will be prompted to tap the SOLID webKey. Now the entry has been removed from both the SOLID webKey and the Password Manager.

 
Changing the Master Password

To change your Master Password go to file and select "Change Master Key...":

 

Enter the new master password and click on "OK":

 
You will then be prompted to tap the SOLID webKey five times. Once this has been done you will be presented with a wait screen until the process has been completed:
Resetting the SOLID webKey to factory defaults (complete wipe)

To perform a factory reset of the SOLID webKey, select the webKey" menu and choose "Factory Reset":

 

You will now be prompted to tap the SOLID webKey 5 times. This will erase all entries on the SOLID webKey as well as its database in the Password Manager. The Password Manager will close after this has been done.