1.6.9. Unlocking your blockchain key¶
To transfer the smart envelope and documents, release the cargo, or manage other blockchain keys (these are all blockchain actions), you need to first unlock your blockchain key. Once your blockchain key is unlocked you can use it to digitally sign and initiate the blockchain action.
You must have an active blockchain key linked to your account
Your account must have proper permissions to be allowed to transfer envelopes and manage documents: "Transfer documents and create envelopes" AKA "document manager"
You can check both in the Privacy and Security section of My profile.
Your blockchain key will be automatically unlocked if you log into your CargoX Platform account using your blockchain key instead of username and password (see Option 2).
Quick instructions: Click on your personalized icon with red key and click the Unlock your blockchain key button. Provide your blockchain key by pointing to downloaded file and provide its password. Key icon will turn green. You are done.
Step 1: Check the status of your blockchain key
In the upper right corner of the screen (your avatar, represented by your photo) you will immediately see whether your blockchain key is unlocked and ready to sign blockchain actions (green key icon) or still locked (red key icon).
A green icon means your blockchain key is unlocked and ready to digitally sign the action you are about to perform.
If the key icon is red, click on your avatar image so that the pop-up opens, then click on the Unlock your blockchain key button.
Step 2: Unlock your blockchain key
The public address of the blockchain key linked to your account will be displayed along with the key type information and the date when it was linked to your account.
Below you will see instructions on how to unlock your blockchain key. These will depend on the type of your blockchain key.
The default option for new CargoX Platform users is the keystore file type, as displayed on the screenshot above. To continue, click the gray Choose file button and provide your keystore file from your local disk and the password you set for its encryption.
If you were unable to download the keystore file, choose the second tab titled With keystore text from the clipboard, and paste the keystore file contents into the upper Your keystore file contents field, and the password you set for the key's encryption in the lower Keystore file password field.
Click the green Unlock blockchain key button to unlock your blockchain key. The key is now unlocked in your web browser.
If you have two or more blockchain keys linked to your CargoX Platform account, then you first have to choose which key you wish to unlock. Choose the key you wish to unlock and click Next.
Step 3: Re-check the status of your blockchain key
After a few seconds, the window should disappear, and the status of your blockchain key should change to unlocked, also indicated with the green key icon in the upper right corner.
Congratulations, you have unlocked your blockchain key! You are now ready to digitally sign a blockchain-based transaction on the CargoX Platform.
Alternatively, you can check whether your key is locked or unlocked in the Privacy and Security section of My profile.