Zoho Vault Mobile Access for Android
Zoho Vault provides a native Android app that allows users to access their secrets from anywhere—at work, at home, or on the move. This app is just as secure as the web version of the product because as it uses the same AES encryption to store information. All communication between the mobile app and Zoho Vault web servers is secured with the HTTPS protocol over SSL, and the app provides two-factor authentication for an additional level of security. The first level of authentication will be through the native authentication or AD/LDA and the second level of authentication can be handled by any of the two-factor authentication provisions supported.
After providing the authentication, users will be prompted to enter their passphrase every time they access the mobile app. This passphrase is not stored anywhere and will be used as the local encryption key to ensure highly secure mobile access.
Admins can restrict specific users from accessing the mobile app from Admin> Fine-Grained Controls>Restrict access to secrets through mobile apps.
Get Started with Zoho Vault Mobile App for Android
Android phones and tablets
4.1 or later
Go to the Google Play Store and find Zoho Vault.
On the app page, tap Free and then tap Install.
If prompted, enter your Play Store ID and password. The app will install on your device.
Enter the username & password for your Zoho account. You can also sign in using your credentials from one of the app shown at the bottom of the screen (ie, Google, Yahoo, Facebook). To sign in using AD (Active Directories), click AD Login in the upper-right corner and enter your domain before you enter your username and password.
Configure your passphrase the first time you log in to the Zoho Vault mobile app. You'll enter it every time you log in to the mobile interface.
Once you complete the app installation on your Android device and have signed into your account, you can view this main screen (All Secrets) and the quick access bar.
To view the details of a secret:
Tap on any secret to quickly view the username, password, and notes associated with that secret.
Click the star icon that appears on the left next to mark it as a favorite.
Use filters to retrieve specific passwords, such as your favorites, passwords you own, or passwords that have been shared with you.
To select a filter:
Tap the navigation bar.
Choose a filter.
View Chambers and Secret Types
Access chambers stored in your Vault and look up passwords based on predefined or custom secret types.
1. Tap the navigation bar.
2. Choose a filter.
To add a new secret:
Tap the '+' in the bottom right corner of the app's homepage.
Complete the required details for the new secret.
To view a file attached to a secret, click on the file icon next to the attachment.
Approve or Deny Access Requests
You can approve or deny access to secrets that you own or have been shared with you.
Tap the navigation bar.
Click the Access Requests tab. This will show secrets that are waiting for your approval and your pending access requests.
Access Secrets Offline
You can securely access passwords offline when you don't have internet access. Before using the Zoho Vault mobile app offline, you have to download secrets to your mobile device. Once you're offline, you'll only be able to access the secrets that have been downloaded. You can't download secrets individually. It's a good idea to create a separate chamber that contains your most important passwords so that you can easily download all of them at once before you work offline.
To download secrets:
Click the download icon next to the secret you would like to download.
Copy & Pasted Secret Details
Press and hold the text you'd like to copy.
Navigate to the field where you'd like to paste the copied text.
Press and hold where you'd like to paste the text.
Log in to Sites Directly
This feature is available only for secrets that you have configured with Zoho Vault's auto-logon function.
To log into a site directly:
Select a secret that has been configured with the Zoho Vault's auto-login function. You'll see the secret's URL. If you don't see a corresponding URL, the secret has not been configured to log into the site automatically.
Click the secret's URL. This will open the associated login page and either auto-fill or auto-submit the credentials, depending on the site's security settings.
Create new Passwords
The Password generator is especially useful when you have to reset passwords for secrets that have been stored in Zoho Vault. You can create new passwords based on the policy defined by the Vault administrator, copy them, and reset your old passwords from the concerned sites.
To run the Password Generator:
Click on navigation bar -> Password Generator.
You can find this option under the 'Others' sub-head in the slide-in menu.
Enable Password prompt into Apps:
Normally, when you click on the login URL of a secret from your Zoho Vault mobile app, the web page is opened and the credentials are either auto-filled or auto-submitted. You can configure your Vault app to auto-fill usernames and passwords on other apps on this device, if the credentials are stored in Zoho Vault.
To enable password prompts into apps:
Go to Navigation bar -> Others-> Settings.
Check Enable Password Prompt into App under Auto Filling Apps.
Once you check the box, the app will direct you to Accessibility page where you can configure 'On' for Zoho Vault to activate this setting.
To configure settings, tap on the quick navigation bar -> Others -> Settings.
To enhance the device and data security, Zoho Vault offers several options like Stay Logged in For, Clear Passphrase After, Clear Clipboard, and Offline Data.
Stay Logged in For
Choose the duration for which the app should remain logged in to Zoho Vault, after you have switched out of or closed the app. You can choose - one day, one week, two weeks, and one month. There is also an option to set it as 'Always' which we do not recommend in general for security reasons.
Choose the duration for which the app should remember the passphrase. You can set it between 5-30 minutes. There is also an option to set it as 'Immediately on Becoming Inactive' which we recommend in general for security reasons.
Choose how long the copied items from the app should hold in the clipboard after you close this app. You can choose the period ranging from 15-120 seconds.
Clear Offline Data
An option to clear all the data stored in the in the mobile device for offline access.
To authenticate the mobile application without entering the username and password, you can turn on this option. Once enabled, you can quickly login to the app just with your fingerprint.
Auto Filling App
You can enable this option to auto-fill username and password on other apps in this mobile device, if you have stored their credentials in Zoho Vault.
There's an option to view the app version in the About option at the bottom. You can also configure themes and send us your user experience feedback as well.
Uninstall the Zoho Vault Mobile App
Press and hold the Zoho Vault icon on the device home screen until the icon changes appearance.
Drag the icon to the word Uninstall at the top of the screen. Once the application is uninstalled, all of the Zoho Vault data will also be removed from the device.
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