Nitrokey Storage, Mac¶
- Important: Once you plug in the Nitrokey, your computer will start the Keyboard Setup Assistant. Don’t run through this assistant but exit it right away.
- Download and start the Nitrokey App. Perhaps you want to store it on the unencrypted partition of your Nitrokey Storage
- Open the About window from Nitrokey App’s menu and check if you have the latest firmware installed. If it’s not the latest, please update.
- Use the Nitrokey App to change the default User PIN (default: 123456) and Admin PIN (default: 12345678) to your own choices.
Your Nitrokey is now ready to use. Checkout the various use cases and supported applications.
Key Creation with OpenPGP or S/MIME¶
There are two widely used standards for email encryption. While OpenPGP/GnuPG is popular among individuals, S/MIME/x.509 is mostly used by enterprises. If you are in doubt which one to choose, you should use OpenPGP.