Continued from Create your new account
A recovery key is an automatically generated phrase which you can use to recover your account if you no longer have access to any of your devices. If you have your username or email and your recovery key, you can sign back in to your account much the same way as you can with a password.
Your recovery key is the only way to recover your account if you lose your device, so set one as soon as possible!
1. After you’ve finished creating your profile, Semaphor will prompt you to create a recovery key. When you click on the prompt, the recovery key option will appear on the right side of the Semaphor window.
2. Semaphor will automatically generate a secure key you will use to recover your account in case of emergency. If you don't like the key that was generated, you can click Generate Passphrase to generate another.
3. Make certain to save your key somewhere safe before you click "Save Key"! Once you click "Save", Semaphor will no longer display the key. Without the key, you will have no way to recover your account if you can no longer access any of your devices. We recommend using a password manager such as Encryptr to keep your passwords safe and organized.
4. Click "Save" to set your new Recovery Key.
You can generate a new recovery key at any time in the future. Click your account icon at the top right of the Semaphor application, then select Recovery Key and Set Recovery Key. A new key will be automatically generated, and clicking the Set button will confirm the new key.