Tutorial : Ohanae® for Windows

Getting Started
Installing Ohanae®

Download Ohanae® for Windows Desktop from our website here. If you are using windows 8 or above you have the choice to download Ohanae Desktop version or Ohanae Windows store app.

Click on Windows Desktop to download the Ohanae Desktop version. After completing the download, run OhanaeSetup.exe file and complete the installation process.

Start Using Ohanae®

To utilise all the security features and keep your data safe with Ohanae, you must first register for an Ohanae account.

New Users

  1. The first time you open Ohanae you will see the welcome screen. Click on Get Started Now! If you are a new user.
  2. Following, you will see a quick tour of Ohanae application and all its features. If you need more than just a tour, you can always come back here for the online tutorials.
  3. Click on New User? Register a new account to register for a new Ohanae® Account.
  4. Key in your personal information.
  5. Then click on the Register button and continue. You will see a message to verify your E-mail Account.

  6. Open your registered E-Mail and click on the Activation Link from Ohanae, you will then receive a notification about your account and device activation.
  7. Great!! You have successfully created an Ohanae Account.

  8. Now your PC is registered to your account. Navigate back to your Ohanae application, enter your passphrase and Sign In.

Existing Users

  1. If this is your first time using the application on this device, enter your username and passphrase. Click Sign In.
  2. You have now successfully configured a new Ohanae® device and signed into your Ohanae® account.
  3. Before you start, go to your favourite browser and make sure your Ohanae® plug-in is activated.

Congratulations!! You have successfully signed in and configured your PC. You can now truly protect both your data in the cloud and the credentials used to access that data.

Upgrade and Sign Out


If you have purchased a premium subscription activation code, please refer to Account Credentials for more details on upgrading your Ohanae® account.

Sign Out

To sign out, simply go to the Settings tab. Select the Account Settings icon and click Sign Out.


1-Tap Login

1-Tap Login is your one-stop solution to manage all your passwords.

Ohanae 1-Tap Login is the safest way you can manage your passwords, why?
Because it does not store your passwords. It dynamically generates a complex password when you need it.

1-Tap Login also comes with the ability to securely share your password with other users.

With our 1-Tap Login browser extension, all your passwords are just one tap away. So, let’s get it started!

Using 1-Tap Login - Getting Started

Before you can use the features of 1-Tap Login, you should first use 1-Tap Login to create a password for one of your favourite websites. In the next few steps with the help of 1-Tap Login lets replace your existing password with a complex and highly safe new password.

  1. Make sure your Ohanae® plug-in is activated on your favourite browser.
  2. Login to your email account on your browser. Navigate to Change Password.

    If you are using Google Mail, this can be accessed through Settings, under the Accounts sub-header. Click on Change Password.
  3. Type your current password if required by the website.
  4. Click on the New Password text. The 1-Tap Login plugin will appear. Click on New password? at the bottom of the plugin.

  5. If you have not registered another account under the same domain (eg. another Gmail account) with 1-Tap Login before, select the This is a new domain option and type "Gmail" as a name for the domain.

    Following this, Ohanae® will automatically recognize the domain and add all future Gmail accounts to it. Click Next.

  6. On the next screen, type in your username. This should be the same username that you use when logging in on the website.

    For example, your Gmail Username could be "tyler.durden", while for your Twitter username could be "tyler.durdern@gmail.com"
    Click Next.
  7. Note: If you have used Ohanae® 1-Tap Login with this account earlier: Select the Select Username option to simply choose your username from the list, and click Next.

  8. Select your password criteria, make sure you meet all the requirements of this particular website. Click Finish to generate a new password.

    Note: Some providers require adherence to a specific format for passwords. For example, Live ID requires passwords to necessarily contain an upper case letter. The strength of a password increases with length and types of characters.

  9. Click on the SAVE button to save this password. Password generated is automatically entered into the New Password field on the website
  10. Navigate back to your account on the browser. Click on the Confirm Password textbox, and select Confirm password? on the bottom of the 1-Tap Login plugin. Ohanae® re-generates and automatically enters the password for this field.

  11. Confirm and save your changes to your account.


To use 1-Tap Login for new account creation :
Fill in your personal details. Confirm the availability of the username set by you.
Follow the above steps for new password generation for the new account.

Login using 1-Tap Login
  1. Navigate to your favourite website which u have registered with 1-Tap Login and click on the username field.
  2. A list of all usernames registered with Ohanae 1-Tap Login for this particular domain dropdown. Select the account username you wish to login to
  3. The password field gets automatically filled by Ohanae®'s dynamically generated strong password.

    You are now ready to login.

View Password
  1. To view your password for an account, click on the domain name (E.g. Gmail, Facebook, Amazon etc).

  2. A list of aliases registered under that domain and the usernames for each alias are displayed.

  3. Click on the username to view the password for that account.
  4. Enter your passphrase when prompted. This is to ensure your passwords are not accessed by a third-party when you are away from your machine.
  5. You can now view your passwords.
Password Management

Edit Username:
Click the ‘Edit Password’ icon to edit the username associated with the account. Note that the username should constitute the complete field to be entered into the username field on the login of the app or website for the best experience.

Share Password:
Share the password for a common account with your family, colleagues and employees. Click the ‘Share icon’ and enter the intended recipient’s Ohanae username. A password shared with you will be indicated by a ‘Shared’ icon on the passwords list page.

Delete Account:
Click the ‘Delete icon’ to delete an account and password from Ohanae.

Rollback Password:
In the case that you want to revert to a password previously generated by Ohanae, click the ‘Revert password’ icon. Make sure you remember to change the password on your account if required.

Secure Shared Folder

In a collaborative working environment, we often need to share files and folders with multiple groups of people.

Secure Shared Folder provides a unique solution to securely share files through public cloud storage providers.

What is Secure Shared Folder?

With Ohanae, you can create a secure folder inside your local cloud storage folder (Eg. Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, etc.).All files placed inside a Secure Shared Folder will be automatically encrypted before they are uploaded to the cloud. The folder can be shared with other users, and only the users in your designated sharing list will be able to decrypt and access the files in this folder. You can add or remove users from your designated sharing list at any point of time in the future.

Creating a Share Folder

The following steps will guide you to creating a Secure Shared Folder for Dropbox.
You may download and install Dropbox by visiting https://www.dropbox.com.
After installing Dropbox, a local Dropbox folder will be created on your computer

  1. In your local Dropbox folder, Right-click on a folder, and select Ohanae folder sharing > Create Shared folder to create a Secure Shared folder.

  2. Enter the usernames or email addresses of the users that you wish to share the folder with, and click Add. The target users must have a pre-existing Ohanae account.

    Note: You can also add a user group.

  3. After adding all the users, click on OK.

    That’s it ! Your folder is now a Secure Shared Folder!

  4. Your folder is now Ohanae Secure Shared Folder. Everything inside it is Encrypted!
    All the Files have.oha Extension, indicates that files have been encrypted .

Add Files to Secure Shared Folder

To add a file to a Secure Shared Folder, simply move or copy the file into the folder. The file will be encrypted before it is uploaded to the cloud.

Add and Remove Memebers
You may modify your designated sharing list at any point of time.
  1. Right click on the Secure Shared Folder and Select Ohanae File Encryption > Manage Shared folder..

  2. Update the list of members or groups that you wish to share the folder with, and click OK to continue.

Secure Cloud Drive

Ohanae® Secure Cloud Drive encrypts your data before uploading to the cloud. It helps you access your data across multiple devices, without the risk of your data being stolen or snooped by government agencies, even if the cloud service provider is compromised.

To maximise your experience and efficiency using Secure Cloud Drive, we recommend using your Secure Cloud Drive to backup and synchronize your work on your secure primary drive.

Using Secure Cloud Drive - Getting Started
  1. To start using Secure Cloud Drive with Dropbox (example used in this tutorial), download and install Dropbox on your computer from here.
  2. Click on the downloaded .dmg file to install Dropbox on your computer. Follow the steps to complete the setup. Sign up for a new Dropbox account, or sign into an existing one. A local Dropbox folder is created on your computer, with all your existing files synced.

  3. Restart Ohanae®. Right-click on the Ohanae® icon on your Toolbar and click “Exit Ohanae®” to exit. Launch Ohanae® again.
  4. When you start up Ohanae®, it automatically detects your Dropbox folder and creates a new secure folder within it called “Dropbox.Ohanae®”.

    This is a secure folder where data is encrypted before being uploaded to the cloud so only you can access them. This is indicated by files being stored with a .ohanae extension. You can store your private files in this folder and forget the risks of your data being compromised.
  5. The Dropbox icon within your Ohanae® Secure Drive now appears in color instead of greyscale, indicating a secure folder has been assigned to it.

  6. To access this folder quickly at any time, simply click on the Dropbox icon. All your files are encrypted automatically and saved with a .ohanae extension. They are transparently decrypted when you copy and save to an unprotected folder.

The same steps can be repeated for Amazon, Box, Google Drive, OneDrive and Salesforce Files.


If you do not wish to restart Ohanae®, you can follow the following steps:

  1. Select the cloud provider icon from Ohanae® Secure Cloud Drive.
  2. Navigate to your local cloud folder on the popup finder window. You will most probably find the folder at C:\Users\Your-Computer-Name. Confirm the selection by clicking OK.
  3. The cloud icon appearing on Ohanae® now changes from greyscale to colour. This indicates it has been linked to your cloud folder.


Sharing Files from your Secure Cloud Drive:

Your Secure Cloud Drive folders are uniquely encrypted and the files stored here cannot be decrypted and read by any other folder or device.
If you wish to share files from your Secure Cloud Drive, you can follow the following steps:

  1. Copy the encrypted file and paste it in any non-secure folder on your device. This operation transparently decrypts and stores your file.
  2. Share the file in clear text or encrypted format through Ohanae® Secure File Sharing using any medium.
Secure Drive
 1| Secure Primary Drive

Ohanae® Secure Primary Drive initializes a virtual secure drive on your machine.

Ohanae® Secure Primary Drive works like a local drive on your computer, it is an ideal location to store your files securely before backing them up to your USB hard drive or secure cloud drive (individual files).

Start Using Secure Primary Drive
  1. To start using Secure Primary Drive, run Ohanae app with administrative privileges, select the Drive icon under Ohanae® Secure Drive.
  2. Click "+" under Primary Drive to select a folder to create the secure primary drive in.

  3. Allocate the size of the new virtual secure disk. Here 1GB space has been assigned. You may choose this according to your requirement.

    A Z: drive known as Invicta is created. All information stored on this drive is transparently encrypted and secure.

    This Invicta drive is visible and accessible only when you are logged into Ohanae®.

Accessing your Secure Primary Drive

You can navigate to this drive any time by clicking on Invicta (Z:) through Ohanae®, or directly through Windows navigation. It appears as a drive, in addition to your C: drive and other partitions.

When you copy a file from your Secure Primary Drive to an unprotected folder, or attach it to an email, it is transparently decrypted and saved or attached in plain text.

Backing Up your Data

Ohanae® Secure Drive helps you work effectively and efficiently, and ensures that you do not need to compromise between productivity and security.

You can choose to back up your work on your secure cloud drive, and restore a backup to the secure primary drive.

  1. After setting up your Secure Primary Drive, your new secure drive is listed under Primary Drive on the Ohanae® client.
  2. Click Backup next to the drive, and select a folder for Ohanae® to save your private work data backup.
  3. Click Restore next to the drive to restore the data from a previously made backup to your secure drive.
2| Secure Secondary Drive

Ohanae® Secure Secondary Drive is a secure folder on your external storage device. It allows you to store and backup your work on your local/external storage, offering easy portability, usability and physical sharing.

  1. Click "+" under “Secondary Drive” create the secure secondary drive.
  2. Plug in an external drive. Select the drive to create a new external secure volume. Enter a name for the drive (eg. "My-Secondary-Drive"). Click Save.
  3. Allocate the size of the new virtual secure disk. You may choose this according to your requirement. Click “OK” to create your new secondary volume.
  4. A new Invicta drive will be created. You can store and backup your work here. All your files stored in this volume will be encrypted transparently. The image of the new external volume appears as “My-Secondary-Storage.vol” on your storage device.
  5. When you wish to eject your storage device, click “Unmount”.
  6. The next time you plug in your secondary storage device into any of your Ohanae® content-creation devices, click “Mount” and select “My-Secondary-Drive.vol”. You will be able to access your Invicta Drive.
Secure File Sharing
What is Secure File Sharing?

    Do you intend to share a file with someone over the mail and give only that person the authority to view it? Ohanae Secure File Sharing lets you do so, it encrypts a file that you wish to share and this particular file can be only be accessed (Decrypted) by the user or group of users you choose to share with. Regardless of how you share the file, via E-mail, Cloud or even transfer directly using a flash drive, Ohanae Secure File Sharing works effectively and very simple to use.

    Secure File Sharing Vs Secure Shared Folder

    Secure File Sharing and Secure Shared Folder both are key tools when it comes to secure sharing of data. While the Secure Shared Folder uses your Cloud Storage Provider (Dropbox, Google Drive etc.) to encrypt your data and share, Secure File Sharing gives you the power to encrypt your files and assign access control with out the Cloud Storage provider.

Creating a Secure Shared File
  1. Select the File Sharing icon to navigate to the Ohanae® Secure File Sharing tab.
  2. Click Create and browse to select a file or folder on your machine to encrypt for sharing.

  3. After you select the file, a window appears for you to select the user or group of users who can access(Decrypt) this secure Shared file.

    Type an Ohanae® registered email or username and click "Add" to add a new recipient.

  4. Click Manage to be navigated to Secure File Sharing Group Management, if you wish to further manage your groups and members.

    Navigate back to the Secure File Sharing pop up window and click Refresh" to view your new groups or members. You can select the entire group to allow visibility of the file or certain members.

  5. The default target directory is set to the Shared Files folder on your machine. All encrypted files and folders are saved here, and you may create sub-folders for ease of access. Change the "Target Directory" to "Custom" by clicking on the Folder icon and save the encrypted file at a different location.

    Click OK to confirm.

  6. A Secure File Sharing window lists the different sharing applications available on your machine.

    Click Bluetooth device to share the encrypted file via Bluetooth, or Desktop to just save a shortcut on your Desktop. Alternately, you can choose to securely save the encrypted file in a Dropbox folder. Microsoft Outlook users can directly have the encrypted file attached to an email.
  7. Check the Show Shared Files option.

    If you wish to share later, click "Skip".

  8. You have successfully encrypted a file for sharing!!
    Your file gets saved as an encrypted file with .oha extension. [For more information, see What are .oha files?]

  9. You can see it listed under the Secure File Sharing tab in your app. [For more information about viewing your encrypted files, see Accessing your Secure Shared Files.]


1. You may add groups to select recipients conveniently. Click "Manage" to be navigated to Secure File Sharing Group Management where you can add and manage sharing groups.

2. You may create a shared file without accessing the Ohanae® client as follows:
Select the file you wish to share, right click and select "Encrypt for Sharing" under "Ohanae file encryption". The Secure File Sharing window appears on completion of this step. Follow the steps above to allow access rights to specific people and select a sharing medium.

2| Accessing your Secure Shared File

All encrypted files are saved in your local C:/Users/Your-Computer-name/Shared Files folder. This folder is added to your "Favourites" list for quick access.

There are multiple ways of viewing your Secure Shared Files. Make sure you are logged into your Ohanae® client.

  1. Open the Secure File Sharing tab and click on the file name of the shared file to open it directly.

    Click “Open Folder” to open the folder containing all your encrypted shared files.
3| Decrypting a Secure Shared File
  1. To decrypt a shared file, right click on its icon and click "Decrypt". Make sure you have the permission to view the file.
  2. Ohanae® decrypts and stores the file in clear text in the same folder. Removal of the .oha extension indicates successful decryption. You will no longer see the Ohanae icon associated with the file.

4| Managing your Shared Files

The options arrow next to each encrypted file name reveals multiple options to manage the file. The following options are available:

Click Share from the quick access window for sharing that lists the applications available for sharing on your machine, like email client, Skype, etc.

Note: You may also share by manually attaching the encrypted files to an email.

Click this option to delete the encrypted shared file.

Note: If you only wish to delete the encrypted copy for sharing, make sure you have the clear text copy of this file stored on your machine.

Click Edit to rename the encrypted shared file.


This option allows you to edit the permissions for the corresponding shared file. Click the File Settings icon. The Secure File Sharing window will appear. You can allow new members or groups to access the shared file.

Add new members by simply typing their Ohanae® username or email ID in the textbox and clicking “Add”.

You may click “Manage” to access Secure File Sharing Group Management to further add new groups or edit permissions.


To edit these permissions or members, right click on the icon of the encrypted file and under Ohanae® File Encryption, select Manage.

Account Settings


Start with Windows

Checking the "Start with Windows" box causes Ohanae® to launch at startup.

Check this box to enjoy uninterrupted security from the moment you log into your machine.

1-Tap Login

Ohanae 1-Tap login feature lets you easy access to your login credentials for different websites. You may choose to turn this feature off to prevent your browser from prompting you these credentials. You may toggle off the “Enable 1-Tap Login” option to disable 1-Tap Login feature.

However, you may still use the Ohanae application “1-Tap Login” tab to access your passwords.

Passphrase Lock

Ohanae® generates a passphrase lock if you are inactive for a certain duration of time. This security feature allows Ohanae® to prevent any sensitive information (such as passwords etc.) from being accessed by a third-party in your absence at the machine.

This duration after which the passphrase lock is triggered can be set by you. The maximum timeout duration is 60 minutes. Toggle the switch to "On" and set a timeout interval for your machine.

You may also choose to not be timed out by Ohanae® by setting the button to "Off".


Browser Security

You can choose to allow Ohanae® to automatically erase your history, cache and cookies, enabling you to leave no trace of your work or private data, even by mistake.

Simply toggle the button corresponding to your work browser to “On”, to extend Ohanae®’s Leave No Trace functionality to your browser.

This feature is supports Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

Secure Workplace

Ohanae® Secure Workplace allows you to work conveniently with your files, reducing the risk of leaking information. It removes all session data and newly created files that are not stored in protected folders when you log out of Ohanae®.

To enable Secure Workplace, simply toggle the switch to on.

Secure Workplace is now running and any new file additions to a non-secure folder will be removed when you exit Ohanae®.

Note: If you turn Secure Workplace off, the unprotected files created while it was running get removed on log out. The new files created after switching it off will be retained on logout.


Update Ohanae®

To check for updates for Ohanae® for Windows, click “About”. Your account information including your username, subscription type and expiry date will be displayed. Click “Check for updates” to ensure you are using the latest version and making the best of Ohanae®.

Click “FAQ” for quick answers to your questions about Ohanae®. If you have further question, contact us at: support@ohanae.com.

2| Account Credentials


Change your Passphrase
  1. Click on the Account icon within the Settings tab.
  2. Type your old passphrase.
  3. Then type your new passphrase.
  4. Re-type your new passphrase to confirm.
  5. Click Update. A popup notification confirms the status if your change is successful or not.

Upgrade your Ohanae® Account

If you have purchased Ohanae® premium or business, or wish to extend your validity, enter your activation code in the given textbox and click Recharge.

Manage your Ohanae® Devices

If you are a Premium or Business user for Ohanae® and are using multiple devices with your account, you can manage your devices by clicking “Manage Devices”.

You can choose to edit the name or deactivate/remote wipe any Ohanae® devices in case you have lost it. This feature ensures that your private data and passwords on your misplaced device remain safe. Please note that for added security, you will be required to confirm the request by clicking on a deactivation link sent to you by email.

Click “Manage Account” to return to your Account Credentials page.

Ohanae® for Business

Ohanae® for Business is the centralized management portal for Business administrators. Management functions include the addition of administrators and members, remote wipe, device deactivation, and Secure Workplace enforcement (leaves no traces) on devices running Windows and MacOS.

1| Login

To login to the admin portal, ensure that your Ohanae® client is running on your computer. Navigate to the Administrator link on the top right-hand corner of the Ohanae home page. Alternatively, go to Ohanae® for Business from your browser.

Ohanae® for Business uses the same credentials as your personal account, and performs 1-Tap Authentication for you automatically when you are logged into Ohanae® admin portal on the same machine.

2| Sign Up

Registering for Ohanae® for Business is a simple 3-step process.

  1. Firstly, register your company with Ohanae® and provide some basic corporate information.
  2. You can choose to add administrators to manage the business account. To do so, simply invite them using their Ohanae® registered email ID.
  3. Click Complete Registration to start using Ohanae® for Business. You are credited with $10 when you sign up. You can try the services for 5 employees for 1 month, or equivalent with this credit. You can choose to top up your credit at anytime.

You are now ready to start using Ohanae® for Business.

3| Add Members/Groups

Start using Ohanae® for Business by adding members and creating groups within your company.

  1. Navigate to the Members tab from the menu bar at the top and click on Add Member. You can add multiple members, separating their email addresses or Ohanae® usernames with a space.
  2. Make sure your desired group is selected to add the new members to. You may choose to leave this with the default value of ‘Unassigned’. Alternately, select the ' – Create New Group – ‘ option and enter the name of a new group to create (eg, Engineering).
  3. Click Add Members. An email notification will be sent to each member you wish to add with a link and instructions to download and register with Ohanae®.
  4. Your credit will be deducted only when the new user successfully completes the registration.
4| Top-Up your Account

You can start using Ohanae® for Business immediately after registering without any initial payment with $10 of sign up bonus credit. Ohanae® for Business is offered to you at only priced at $2 per user per month. So $10 of credit would last you 5 months for 1 employee or 1 month for 5 employees, or equivalent.

To further top-up your credit, click Top-up Credit on the menu bar on the right. The simple online Credit Calculator on the top-up credit page helps you compute the amount required depending on the size of your company and the length of time. Payments are processed securely through PayPal integration, and enable you to top-up your account using credit cards or your PayPal account with the simple click of a button.

You can choose to top-up any amount at a time, and the system will automatically deduct for each employee, a month at a time.

5| Add Administrator

To add other managers as administrators to your account, navigate to your Business Account Settings by either clicking on your company name at the top bar, or by clicking Edit Profile under Quick Tools on the Dashboard page.

You may edit your company details on this page.

Click on Add Administrator on the sidebar and enter the email ID or Ohanae® usernames of the administrators you wish to add, separated by a space. Click Add Administrator to complete the process. Each administrator will receive an email to accept the invitation.

6| Access Ohanae® Online

You can easily navigate between your personal and business Ohanae® accounts by clicking on your username and company name respectively, available on the top-bar at the right. Clicking on your Ohanae® username navigates you to your Ohanae® Online portal.