It’s important to set your own PIN codes once you get your Cryptoucan™. In this article you’re going to learn how to do it on macOS. You can also see all the steps of this process in the instructional video at the bottom of this post.
Setting up your own PIN codes known only to you is the most important step to be perfectly sure your encryption keys are safe. It’s such a simple process it would be a shame to pass on it.
There are two PINs you can change:
Picture 1: Options for changing PIN
You can change both of these in the same way, with only small changes in the process.
If you want to see the video, click here.
This operation can be done using Thunderbid:
Enigmail Key Management window will pop up:
Now we got to OpenPGPG SmartCard Details window:
We’re finally in the window where the process takes place! Here you have two options:
Once you choose which PIN code you want to change, click OK. Enigmail will ask you to insert the old PIN and set a new one – this is done using Cryptoucan’s keypad.
Picture 2: Entering PIN on Cryptoucan™
You can see which PIN you’re supposed to enter on its display – green number one for User PIN1 and red number three for Administrative PIN3.
As you will notice, the PIN number is going to start to blink if you entered the old PIN correctly. This means you got to the phase where you enter the new PIN:
If the two newly entered PIN codes match, the green circle is going to blink three times and the PIN entry window disappears. If they do not match, the red triangle blinks three times and Enigmail will inform you about this fact.
Video 1: Cryptoucan™ usage: Changing PIN on macOS
And that’s all for this week’s blog post! Thank you for reading!
1. More info: PIN Management