FAQ

A curated list of the most commonly asked questions

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Why you should use end-to-end encryption even if your DB already features some built-in encryption

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How do I back up and restore a private key without requiring users to remember another password?

Private key backups can be unlocked using a secret known only to the user, like a password. Here's a solution based on secret questions.
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How do I delete a user from my application?

Learn how to remove a user and their Card from your Virgil application and about the implications on billing and encrypted data access.
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I need an ERN/ECCN number for my app store submission

The app stores may ask you for an Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) or Encryption Registration Number (ERN). We got you covered!
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Can someone replace my Virgil Card on the Virgil Cards Service?

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Which algorithms does Virgil Crypto library support?

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Does Virgil Security control users' private keys?

#private key
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How many public/private key pairs can each user have?

#key pairs #private key
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How long does it take to encrypt/decrypt data?

#encryption/decryption time
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Where does Virgil SDK store my private key?

#key storage #Virgil SDK
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Can anyone (my admin, service provider, Virgil Security, etc.) decrypt the data I'm sending or receiving?

#encrypted data #data protection
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Is Virgil Crypto Library compatible across different languages and platforms?

#Virgil Crypto library #Cross-platform
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