1.6.11. Unlocking your blockchain keyΒΆ

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.

PREREQUISITES:

You can check both in the Privacy and Security section of My profile.

Attention

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.

You can also watch a tutorial video or follow the extensive step-by-step guide below. You can also download this guide as PDF.

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).

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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.

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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.

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To continue, click the grey Choose file button and select the downloaded blockchain key file from your computer. Then provide the encryption password for your blockchain key in the field below.

Note

If you were unable to download the blockchain key file, choose the second tab titled With blockchain key text, and paste your blockchain key text into the upper Your blockchain key text field, and the encryption password for your blockchain key in the field below.

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Click the green Unlock blockchain key button to unlock your blockchain key. The key is now unlocked in your web browser.

Note

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.

Note

If you are using a different blockchain key type, follow specific on-screen instructions, and refer to Ledger, Trezor and MetaMask instructions.


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.

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Congratulations, you have unlocked your blockchain key! You are now ready to digitally sign a blockchain-based transaction on the CargoX Platform.

Note

Alternatively, you can check whether your key is locked or unlocked in the Privacy and Security section of My profile.

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