ECD Vault User Guides

Learn How to Use the ECD Vault

A Very Important Note Regarding the ECD Title of Ownership Before We Learn About the ECD Vault

Note: It is very important that you “Deposit” your ECD Title(s) of Ownership in your ECD Vault once they are received by you in an e-mail from us.

As an analogy: I give you cash on a windy day outside, but instead of putting that cash in your wallet, you place the cash on an outdoor table, just waiting for the wind to blow it into someone else’s hands.

Remember, if you do not take ownership of  the ECD Title(s) of Ownership as soon as you are able, it is sitting on a company’s e-mail server until you do.

I. How to Set Up the ECD Vault

A. Download the ECD Vault for Your Operating System

1. The download and the execution/running of the ECD Vault is ABSOLUTELY FREE.

The ECD Vault program is compatible with Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Apple Operating Systems. For simplicity, the steps below will only cover a Microsoft Windows 10 program installation and program use.

Navigate to the ECD Vault Download webpage and download the ECD Vault for your PC.  It will download to your “Downloads” folder as shown below.  You can leave it there or place it anywhere you like in your PC’s file system, but remember where it is located so you can retrieve it now and in the future.

Note:  The ECD Vault requires access to the 25 RAIDA terminals around the world. Achieving this communication between the ECD Vault and the 25 RAIDA terminals requires your PC to have its Ethernet/Wi-Fi on AND connected to the Internet. Do not disconnect from the Internet while running the ECD Vault program.

2. If your Windows Operating System has the applicable JAVA related files already installed on your PC, the ECD Vault that you just downloaded will be recognized as an “Executable Jar File”. If you do not see this (the red boxed item below), it means that your PC is MISSING the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) files.

ECD Vault - File Download Example

You must download/install the JRE files if the ECD Vault is not recognized as shown above (it may just say “JAR File” instead of “Executable Jar File”).  Try the following link to download the most recent JRE files.

https://www.java.com/en/download/

Note:  It is possible for ANOTHER of your PCs in your household to have these required JRE files already installed (it depends if one of your installed APPs has required it in the past). So you may want to use that PC for the execution of this program if you wish to not troubleshoot any further.

B. Executing / Running the ECD Vault for Program Initialization

1. Once you have your Microsoft Windows 10 PC recognizing the ECD Vault as illustrated above, you may now double-click the file using your left mouse button. Note that doing this action will create folders/files in the person’s PC account who is logged into the PC. Make sure that the person whom you are logged in as on the PC is going to be the user of the ECD Vault and more importantly, the OWNER of the ECD Title(s) of Ownership (see Section I.C.1. below for more details). The ECD Vault will then execute, presenting a “Terms and Conditions” screen as below.

ECD Vault - Terms & Conditions

2. Scroll down on the vertical slider bar to the right, reading the “Terms and Conditions” for the use of the program. Once you have read them, at the far bottom of the scrolled window, you will see a check box with text next to it stating “I have read and agree to the Terms and Conditions”. Check the box and now you can select the “Continue” button (the “Continue” button will ONLY be selectable AFTER you check the “Terms and Conditions” box).

3. You are now presented with the ECD Vault Graphical User Interface (GUI). You can now begin to DEPOSIT your ECD Title(s) of Ownership for them to be validated/authenticated on the RAIDAtech network and for owning purposes as your asset(s).

ECD Vault - First Run

C. Miscellaneous Program Notes

1. A few things have occured behind the scenes on your PC once the “Continue” button has been pressed in Section I.B.1. above. Under YOUR ACCOUNT that you logged in with on your PC, there has been a folder created (with many subfolders/files) for the ECD Vault’s use. I am logged in on my PC as “Ed B”, therefore a NEW folder will appear under my main user folder (EB), called “AssetWallet”. The location of “AssetWallet” CANNOT (and should not) be changed. The contents of the folder “AssetWallet” is presented below (yours will have different “Dates Modified” or “Dates Created”).

ECD Vault - Folder Structure

PLEASE do not modify any of the folders/files created here (including the root folder’s name/location titled “AssetWallet”) unless otherwise directed to do so in these instructions. The ECD Vault needs access to these files/folders everytime that the program is executed/ran.

2. The ECD Vault is NOT the most important item here, YOUR ECD Titles of Ownership are! Safeguard them at all cost! The ECD Vault program is generic and the download for it will be available on this website. YOUR ECD Titles of Ownership, on the other hand, are original and unique!

II. How to Deposit Your ECD Title(s) of Ownership in the ECD Vault

A. Execute / Run the ECD Vault

1. Be sure that your PC is connected to the internet.  Execute/run the program as described above by double-clicking the program with the left mouse button. This is assuming that the JAR file is recognized by your Operating System as an “Executable Jar File” (as described above).

B. Depost the ECD Title(s) of Ownership for Their Validation / Authentication / Ownership

1. Click on the “Deposit” button to begin depositing your ECD Title(s) of Ownership.

ECD Vault - Deposit Button

2. The following screen will now appear. This “Deposit” window will allow two (2) ways for depositing your ECD Title(s) of Ownership. You can either drag-and-drop your ECD Title of Ownership JPG file(s) in the middle gray area or, by single left-clicking in that same gray area, an “Asset” file GUI window will assist you in manually locating your ECD Title(s) of Ownership on your computer.  Note:  Your original ECD Title(s) of Ownership JPG files that were selected to be deposited will disappear during this process, because they will be considered obsolete.

ECD Vault - Deposit Area

3. Once you have completed all of your ECD Title of Ownership “Deposits” and you have selected the “Continue” button, the ECD Vault will validate/authenticate all of your deposited ECD Title(s) of Ownership over the RAIDAtech network before it accepts them as “Assets” in your ECD Vault.  A “Deposit Complete” screen will show how many “Assets” were successfully deposited.

ECD Vault - Deposit Complete

4. After left-clicking the “Continue” button (from above), your “Assets” will then be shown, represented by a small picture for each of the ECD Title(s) of Ownership. You can single left-click on each ECD Title of Ownership that has  been deposited to get more information regarding it.

ECD Vault - Assets Shown

5. Congratulations! Your ECD Title(s) of Ownership have now been deposited and are now YOUR ASSET(S)!

C. Miscellaneous Program Functions

1. The below snapshot is a quick description on the button functionality of the ECD Vault on the “Asset” Screen (Home).

ECD Vault - Asset Area Buttons

III. How to Archive / Transfer / Send / Gift Your ECD Title(s) of Ownership

A.  Archiving / Transferring / Sending / Gifting the ECD Title(s) of Ownership WITHOUT Depositing it in Your ECD Vault First 

1. If you are transferring the ECD Title(s) of Ownership to someone and you don’t want to (or haven’t) validated / authenticated it in your ECD Vault, just use your e-mail account to send them to the recipient as an attachment to the e-mail.

2. Please refer the recipient to this webpage for the ECD Title(s) of Ownership validation / authentication process so that they may own the asset on their end.

B.  Archiving / Transferring / Sending / Gifting the ECD Title(s) of Ownership AFTER You Have Deposited it into Your ECD Vault

1.  The ECD Title(s) of Ownership that you wish to transfer must be exported out of your ECD Vault first. To do this, left-click the ECD Title of Ownership you wish to export out of your ECD Vault and select the “Export” button in the GUI (I used the “Export All” function in the photo below).  Then left-click the “Continue” button.

ECD Vault - Export Confirmation

2.  Repeat this process for all the ECD Titles of Ownership you wish to send / gift (unless, of course, you used the “Export All” function like I did).  This will place the ECD Title(s) of Ownership JPG(s) in the following path and the ECD Vault will automatically open the location where the ECD Title(s) of Ownership can be found:

c:\Users\[x]\AssetWallet\Accounts\Default\Export (where [x] is the user account that you logged into the computer with)

ECD Vault - Export Complete

2. You can now use your e-mail account to send them to the receipient as attachments to that e-mail.  Or if you plan to archive them, you can place them on a USB drive and put that USB drive in a physical safe for safe keeping.

3. Please refer the recipient to this webpage for the ECD Title(s) of Ownership validation/authentication process so that they may now own the asset on their end.

IV. How to Backup Your ECD Title(s) of Ownership

A. Create a SecureSafe Account

SecureSafe is a free and highly secure online storage and allows you to safely store your ECD Title(s) of Ownership JPG files until your personal ECD device has been built.

Using this online storage option would give you the following benefits:

A. Once your ECD Title(s) of Ownership are stored in your ECD Vault, you could make a ZIPPED copy of the “Bank” folder (C:\Users\[x]\AssetWallet\Accounts\Default\Bank), using any popular file/folder compression program (i.e. WinZip), and store it in SecureSafe. (not real beneficial, though).

B. Once your ECD Title(s) of Ownership are stored in your ECD Vault, you can then “Export” them all and place them in SecureSafe for safe keeping (recommended method).

Note:  The “B” option above gives the same results as exporting the ECD Titles of Ownership and storing them on a USB drive as a backup.  This process as a whole allows for the possilbility of a new ECD Vault to be downloaded and installed later on (should you change PCs, etc.).  Then you would just deposit the ECD Titles of Ownership from the USB drive or SecureSafe into the new ECD Vault.  The USB drive backup method is the best option, in my own opinion.

1. Go to securesafe.com and click on the “Sign up for free” button or go straight to https://www.securesafe.com/app/#/register.

SecureSafe - Login Signup
2. Enter a username, password, and your e-mail address. Please use a strong password of at least 8 characters including a capital, a number, and an alternative sign!
SecureSafe - Create Account
3. You will be prompted to save your recovery code .pdf file. We strongly suggest that you print this .pdf file and keep it in a safe location offline.
SecureSafe - Recovery Code

4. Select your subscription service. There is a “Free” option limited at 100MB of file storage which should be plenty of room for your ECD Title(s) of Ownership.  Once this step has been completed, your account will be activated and ready for use.

SecureSafe - Select Account Type

B. Uploading Your ECD Title(s) of Ownership to Your SecureSafe Account

1. Login to your account and click on ‘Files’ on your left and then click on ‘Upload’ on your right. If you prefer, you can create a new folder and name it ‘ECD Titles’ (or whatever name you choose) first by clicking on the ‘create folder’ button on top.

SecureSafe - Create a Folder for Your Token

2. You can double-click on the newly created folder and upload your ECD Title(s) of Ownership by clicking on the upload button on your right or by simply dragging and dropping the JPG files into your newly created folder.

SecureSafe - Upload To Newly Created Folder

3. Your ECD Title(s) of Ownership are now uploaded in your SecureSafe Account and you can be sure that it is safe.

C. Downloading Your ECD Title(s) of Ownership from Your SecureSafe Account

1. Login to your SecureSafe Account and go to your created ECD Titles folder (or whatever you named it previously). Select / click on your Title(s) of Ownership and then click on ‘Download’ to your right.

2. You will be prompted to select your download location on your computer. Click save. Now you will be able to send your ECD Title(s) of Ownership via any other medium again.

SecureSafe - Download Your Token

V. How to Recover Your Lost ECD Title(s) of Ownership

A.  If You Used SecureSafe as a Backup Solution

1. The recommended backup solution in Section IV was to have used the SecureSafe option to backup your unique ECD Title of Ownership JPG files for safe keeping.  If you did indeed use this method, please follow Section IV.C. to get copies of your ECD Title(s) of Ownership from your SecureSafe account storage area.

B.  If You Used Your Own Media as a Backup Solution

1. Another alternative backup solution for you would have been using any other media for backup use (USB drive, CD, DVD, etc.) to save copies of your unique ECD Title(s) of Ownership on.  If you have indeed used this option, please find the media where they are stored on to recover your ECD Title(s) of Ownership.