Why do I have to choose both password and cryptphrase?

In SmartSignin both password and cryptphrase plays an important role.
Password is a standardized authentication feature which helps in determining that an authorized user is logging into the account and not a robot or a hacker.
Cryptphrase is a special authentication feature available in SmartSignin which serves two purposes:

  • It adds an extra layer of security to your account so no unauthorized personnel can access it. 
  • It acts as the private key to decrypt your data. Unless you enter your cryptphrase your data will remain encrypted and nobody will be able to access it, not even the employees of PerfectCloud. 

NOTE: As cryptphrase is required to decrypt your data make sure that you don't forget it ever or share it with anyone else.

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  • 12-Mar-2014