How to configure the folders to timestamp and seal

ProofKeeper makes the timestamping and sealing of the content of a folder fully automatic.
For this, you need to configure which folders you want to timestamp or seal.

Timestamping the content of a folder

Within ProofKeeper, you have two tabs, one for timestamping and one for sealing. Be careful to be placed in the right tab, then click on the + sign.

Click on "Choose folder" on the right to open you file explorer and select the folder you want to timestamp.

Then check your options and click on the button "Add folder" to complete configuration.

Options are the following:

  • Make proofs publicly discoverable by anyone having the file. See About public and private anchors for more info.
  • Include file from subfolders.
  • Recreate proofs if files are modified.
  • Delete old proofs if the files are modified.

You are all set ! All the files of this folder will be automatically and seamlessly timestamped. The related proof of timestamp files (extension .json) will be downloaded and placed in the same folder. Don't close the ProofKeeper application, or timestamping will stop. But no worry, timestamping will automatically start again once you re-open the application.

Seal the content of a folder

Be sure to be on the tab "Files to seal" then click on the + sign.

Click on "Choose folder" on the right to open you file explorer and select the folder you want to seal.

Then check your options and click on the button "Add folder" to complete configuration.

Options are the same than for timestamping.

You are all set ! All the files of this folder will be automatically and seamlessly sealed. The related proofs of seal files (extension .json) will be downloaded and placed in the same folder. Don't close the ProofKeeper application, or signature will stop. But no worry, signature will automatically start again once you re-open the application.

Vizualize configured folders

At any time, you can see in ProofKeeper which folders are configured, either for timestamping, or for sealing.

The colored dot allows you to supervise the timestamping or sealing process:

  • A green dot indicates the process runs correctly.
  • An orange dot indicates that the proofs creation is in progress.
  • A red dot indicates there was an error.

Please contact your administrator to investigate, with the help of error logs, as displayed in the log section (third item in the left-hand menu).

You can still modify the configuration, or remove a folder from the timestamping or signature process.


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