Get Started With OnlyKey
1. Start Here
The first step in getting started with OnlyKey is to follow the steps here .
This will ensure you stay up to date on important OnlyKey updates.
2. OnlyKey Configuration
The users’s guide provides step-by-step instructions for configuring the OnlyKey. The user’s guide is available online here Online User’s Guide as well as downloadable PDF format here User’s Guide PDF.
3. OnlyKey Support
If you have specific questions about the OnlyKey check out the OnlyKey Frequently Asked Questions first.
If you are having issues that are not addressed in the User’s Guide or FAQs check out the OnlyKey Support forum. If you are having a new issue not already mentioned in the forum this is the place to ask for help.
4. OnlyKey Apps and Software
There are several apps and software projects that are compatible with OnlyKey. They basically fall into three categories.
1 - Software that runs on the OnlyKey itself
2 - Software that is used to configure the OnlyKey
3 - Software that supports OnlyKey functionality
Software that runs on the OnlyKey itself
OnlyKey Firmware - This is the software that runs on the OnlyKey itself. The OnlyKey firmware is open source and can be loaded onto the OnlyKey by following the instructions in the User’s Guide.
Software that is used to configure the OnlyKey
OnlyKey Chrome App - This is the primary and recommended app to set up and configure OnlyKey. This App requires Google Chrome or open source Chromium browser and has been tested on Windows, Mac OS, Linux, and Chrome OS.
OnlyKey Python App - This is a command line tool targeted towards more advanced users. This can be used for set up, configuration, and testing. This app is open source and has been tested on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.
Software that supports OnlyKey functionality
OnlyKey SSH/GPG Agent - This is essentially middleware that lets you use OnlyKey as a hardware SSH/GPG device (GPG not supported yet). OnlyKey Python App is required to use this agent.
OnlyKey PGP Message Tool - The PGP Message Tool is currently included with the OnlyKey Python App and permits OpenPGP decryption and signing. This allows private keys to remain safely stored on OnlyKey and requires no special drivers.
OnlyKey Android App - We are currently working on an Android app that supports U2F and Google Authenticator on Android. This app is working but has not been released for public use yet.
OnlyKey Web App - We are currently working on a web app that supports Keybase.io for encrypted email and chat (OpenPGP via browser). This web app will support Google Chrome/Chromium as well as Firefox. This app is working but has not been released for public use yet.