Ever wanted to see how the end-to-end encryption works without writing any code? Virgil Security E2EE Demo will help you with that in a few simple steps!

What is E2EE used for:

  • encrypt and sign messages to be transmitted
  • identify the sender/receiver
  • decrypt the message and verify its signature to prove that the message has not been tampered with.

How to get the demo working?

Register at the Dashboard

First of all, you'll need to sign up at Virgil Dashboard or sign in if you already have an account. It won't take too long.

Create an Application

After you've signed in, click the "Create Application" button, name your Application  and choose "End-to-End Encryption" use-case. Click "Create Application" in the bottom of the page:

Try JS Demo

You will be shown the tutorial page - there you can choose "END-TO-END ENCRYPTION 101 TUTORIAL". Just click the little "Javascript" button:

After that you will meet the following page:

Go through the tutorial

  • Next, download your config file: 
  • Put the config.json file into the root folder of the demo project you've downloaded earlier:

config.json  file must contains the following parameters inside:

  • Run Demo

 In this step you'll need to type some commands in a program which depends on the platform you use:

  • Mac OS - using either Terminal or iTerm
  • Windows - using Command Prompt (cmd.exe)
  • Linux - using Terminal

Go to the folder (encryption-demo-js) of JS Demo using Terminal/cmd command cd  and run the following commands:

npm install
npm start

for example on Mac OS it works like this:

Demo page has the following view:


– Something's gone wrong. What should I do?

In case you have any troubles with JS Demo you can check the common mistakes chapter or contact us by using the Intercom in the right bottom corner or on Slack.

– I've skipped the tutorials page not purposely and can't find how to download config file. Can I run it again?

Yes, but only by creating a new application. But don't worry, you don't necessarily need to do that - you can complete the tutorial by using this guide!

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