1.4 Why So Hard To Get The Darn Keys?


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Internal use server, no email client, I just want the darn RO key for the folder.  Use I enable copy key, and get a link that I paste into a browser on a different machine, which then tells me I have to install sync 1.4 on this machine, which I don't want to have sync on, in order to continue.

 

It's XP, so I had to install firefox in order to even surf the configuration gui, which is annoying, although understandable.

 

Why is this so much harder than it used to be?  I just want the darn key.  I don't have a problem with additional functionality, but why take away something that was easy-peasy?

 

Is there some configuration file or registry key I can extract it from?

 

Why should I trust this https://link.getsync.com/#f=blahblah... to not log or abuse this data?

 

Is there some transformation I can run this link through to get the keys?

 

Sync has been a great tool for us, and I love it, but this kind of change is just complicating my life, and it makes me cranky. :)

 

Thanks for any help.

 

 

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Is there some configuration file or registry key I can extract it from?

 

Why should I trust this https://link.getsync.com/#f=blahblah... to not log or abuse this data?

 

Is there some transformation I can run this link through to get the keys?

 

You don't need to extract keys or something like that. Just click on the three dots next to your folder, then preferences and there "View key"

 

There is already a thread open with your second question "Why should I trust ..." here http://forum.bittorrent.com/topic/31373-why-should-i-trust-linkgetsynccom/

You can always check the "peer I invite must be approved by this device" option. So depending over which media you share the key this is indeed much safer.

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You don't need to extract keys or something like that. Just click on the three dots next to your folder, then preferences and there "View key"

 

Under preferences I don't see "View key", only the following (Sync 1.4.72):

 

Use relay server when required

Use tracker server
Search LAN
Search DHT network
Store deleted files in folder archive
Overwrite any changed files
Use predefined hosts
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Under preferences I don't see "View key", only the following (Sync 1.4.72):

    Use relay server when required

    Use tracker server

    Search LAN

    Search DHT network

    Store deleted files in folder archive

    Overwrite any changed files

    Use predefined hosts

 

It should be right under those:

 

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Also, you can actually copy/paste the link into the "Enter a key" form, without going through the browser. This way it really works like the old "one-time" passwords, with the additional advantage of peer verification via certificate and a required approval of the new peer.

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