Gabriel Collaboration Suite: Online Manual

1.Download & Installation

This section will show you how to download and install the Gabriel Collaboration Suite on Windows, Mac OS X, Android and iOS.

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1.1.Windows

  • Click Windows. This will direct you to the Windows download page.

  • Click the button labeled Download Gabriel Windows®. Run the installer and follow the prompt to install Gabriel.
  • Follow the instructions to sign in or create an account.
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1.2.Mac OS X

  • Go to www.gabrielsecure.com and click Download at the top of the homepage.
  • Click Download Mac OS X and a file name Gabriel.dmg will automatically download to your default downloads folder.
  • Open Gabriel.dmg and follow the instructions on the pop-up window, which will prompt you to drag the Gabriel folder to the Applications folder.
  • Navigate to the Applications folder and open Gabriel by double clicking on the Gabriel shield icon.
  • Follow the instructions to sign in or create a new account.

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1.3.Android

  • Download the Gabriel Collaboration Suite from the Google Play Store.
  • Once Gabriel has downloaded, open the application and follow the instructions to sign in or create an account.
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1.4.iOS

  • Download the Gabriel Collaboration Suite from the AppStore.
  • Once Gabriel has downloaded, open the application and follow the instructions to sign in or create an account.
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2.Account Creation/Login Page

  • Upon installation to your device, Gabriel Collaboration Suite will open the Create Account / I Have An Account screen.

  • If you already have an account, click I HAVE AN ACCOUNT. Enter your username, password, and create a name to identify the device you are using for this login.

  • Hit the green ACTIVATE button to begin using Gabriel.
  • In the case of a lost or forgotten password, click the blue Forgot Password? button.

  • You will be prompted to enter your username. Click Recover your Password and an email will be sent to the address used in the creation of your Gabriel account.

 

  • If you do not have an account click on CREATE ACCOUNT and the NEW GABRIEL ACCOUNT screen will appear.

 

  • You will be prompted to choose a secure name for your account that will act as your login. A green √ Available will indicate a usable secure name and a red  X unavailable will indicate a taken, unusable secure name. Continue by filling out your first/last name, email, password, and device name.
  • View/check the I Accept License Box
  • Click Get it Now!
  • Account Created. Success! Proceed to your email to verify your account
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3.Verify Your Email Address

  • Login to the email address used to create your new Gabriel account and locate the email from gabriel@myvirnetx.com
  • Click VERIFY YOUR EMAIL to begin your Gabriel Collaboration Suite experience.

 

  • If for any reason the verification email is not showing up in your inbox of the email you provided, click the green RESEND EMAIL button.

  •  If by accident you provided the wrong email address and you want the user name that you linked to that incorrect email address (if still available) you must contact Gabriel Support to delete your account so you may re-register. Send us an email to gabriel@myvirnetx.com and we will create a support ticket for you.
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6.Secure Chat & Secure Voice Calling

  • Access the Secure Chat and Secure Voice Calling feature by clicking the chat bubble tab on the blue Menu Tab Bar.

  • Begin chatting with a friend by clicking New Message. Select a friend or group from your pulled down friends list, enter you message, and hit send.

  • To set up a group of peers in order to Group Chat click the Manage Friends icon.

  • Click Create New Group.

  • Enter a name for this group.

  • Click on the Add button to the right of each friend you want to add.
  • Your newly created group will now appear on your friend’s list. To start a group chat, create a New Message from the Secure Chat page and select the group from your list of friends and hit send.
  • You can edit your group by selecting it on your Manage Friends page.
  • You can rename, add/remove friends, send a message or mail, and delete the group from this window.

  • Next access the Conversation Options window by clicking the three vertical dots besides the paperclip.

 

 

  • This is a dashboard for you to be able to personalize your chat.

  • You can access (left to right) Secure Chat, Secure Mail, Secure File Share, and Secure Voice Calling by selecting the corresponding blue bubble under your peers name.

  • By clicking the Silence Notifications button you are essentially hitting the mute button on your chat session.
  • In order to enable notifications again, click on the red bell icon on your chat screen.

  • Under More Options you will find five more options to choose from: Show Devices, Assign Alias, Clear History, Delete Friend, and Debug Actions.

  • Show Devices – clicking on this button will show you what devices your friend has and is using.
  • Assign Alias – Here you can elect to give a peer a nickname or alias. Your peer will not be able to see this alias you have given them.

  • Clear History – Want to erase all your chat history with this particular friend? Go ahead and follow the prompts.

  • Delete Friend – Remove a selected peer from your friends list.

  • Debug Actions – Send log files and send VPN Details through this tab.

  • Close Conversation: closes the conversation window with that peer.

  • To set up a group of peers in order to Group Chat click the Manage Friends icon.

  • Click Create New Group and name the group.

  • Click on the Add button to the right of each friend you want to add.
  • Your newly created group will now appear on your friend’s list. To start a group chat, create a New Message from the Secure Chat page and select the group from your list of friends and hit send.
  • You can edit your group by selecting it on your Manage Friends page. You can rename it, add/remove friends, send a message or mail, and delete the group from this window.

 

  • Secure Voice Calling: make an encrypted call to a peer either by clicking Start Call or the phone icon.

  • You can alternatively make a secure voice call by clicking the phone icon bubble under a selected peer’s Conversation Options.

 

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7.Secure Mail

  • Access Secure Mail, a secure and spam-less email feature by clicking the mail tab on the blue Menu Tab Bar.

  • From there you will be brought to the Secure Mail page.

  • To begin creating a new Secure Mail click on Compose.

  • Type the designated recipients name in the TO friends field, or select your peer from your friend list drop down menu by clicking the Recipient icon.

  • Enter a message subject in the field marked enter subject. Make this is a high priority message by clicking the Fire icon.

  • When you are ready to begin typing your Secure Mail, click into the message field below.

  • Notice above written in blue writing, there are four options (from left to right) SEND, SAVE, ATTACH, and CC.

  • To add a Carbon Copy to your message, click CC and select a peer from your friends list.
  • To add an attachment, click ATTACH and select a file from your device. If you hit Cancel, notice the new +ATTACH field where you can now drag and drop files.

  • To create a draft of your message, click SAVE.
  • To send your message, click SEND.
  • If you intend to delete the message, click the Trashcan icon

  • To view your sent mail, drafts, outbox, or trash, click the blue File Folder icon.

  • This will open the Choose Folder window with the options (descending) INBOX, SENT, DRAFTS, OUTBOX, and TRASH.

  • Click the corresponding option to switch between your INBOX, SENT, DRAFTS, OUTBOX, and TRASH folders.
  • Switch back to the preferred folder view by clicking the blue File Folder icon on the Secure Mail page.

  • You can Search, Filter, and Sort the mail folder you have chosen to view here.

  • Font Options for Secure Mail
  • Important Note: Font Options are not available on mobile platforms.
  • (left to right) Bold, Italic, and Underline options

  • (left to right) Left Align, Center Align, Right Align, and Justify Align options.

  • (left to right) Insert Ordered List (numbered list) and insert Un-ordered List (bullet pointed list) options here.

  • Change the Font Size and Font Style here.

  • Add and Remove Indents here.
  • (left to right) Change the Text Color and Background Color here.

  • Secure Mail Options
  • To Access Secure Mail Options, click the three horizontal dots from the Secure Mail page.

  • This will open the Secure Mail Options window.

  • In this window you have four options to choose from. Popout into New Window, Change Mail Server, Export Mail As Text, and Import More Mail.
  • Click Popout into New Window and Gabriel will take Secure Mail and put it into a new, separate window with a different layout.  

  • To pop Gabriel back in, click Pop-in.

  • To change your mail server, click Change Mail Server.
  • Important note: Mobile devices cannot act as your server. Your ‘server’ is a device you should choose to use as a private server for routing Secure Mail and Secure Messaging. It is also the default device for sharing and syncing files. For best results, it should be a computer that is always on with an internet connection. A premium account is required to activate your server.

  • To export your emails into text form, click Export Mail As Text.

  • After clicking Export Mail As Text button, you will be given the option to Download File or Show in Folder. The latter allowing you to designate a destination folder on your device for the file.

  • To import old Secure Mail history, click Import More Mail.

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8.Secure Share

  • Access Secure Share, a secure file sharing feature, by clicking the folder tab on the blue Menu Tab Bar.

  • Click My Server, to access your Gabriel enabled devices, stored folders, and files.

  • Devices are listed under DEFAULT SERVER (indicated by the blue ribbon icon), ONLINE DEVICES, or OFFLINE DEVICES.

  • Click on a device to view its shared folders.
  • There are 5 folders that auto-populate Gabriel. They are Documents, Music, Friends and Groups, Pictures, and Private.

  • Click on the folders and then the files within to view them.
  • Clicking on picture files will open a preview window of the photo and give you the option to Download or Close Picture.

  • Other files types like .doc, .txt, .pdf, .xlsx will automatically begin downloading when clicked.
  • To create a new folder for file storing and sharing, click NEW FOLDER.

  • At the New Folder window there are two options.
  • Create New Folder (create a new folder to share) or
  • Choose Existing Folder (browse for an existing folder on your device to share and click choose).

  • If you elected to Create New Folder, the New Shared Folder window will open.
  • Create a Share Name for the folder.

  • Notice the three tabs Read Access, Write Access, and Options.

  • Read Access: Designate who will be able to read and download files in this folder. Click Add Readers…

  • From the drop down menu select individual peers like our friend Support Feedback or
  • A domain of peers. A domain is a group of peers sharing an identification string such as .myvirnetx.scom.
  • .myvirnetx.scom is the default domain users are assigned to when downloading Gabriel. Elect this option for sharing files wisely!
  •  If you or your company wants access to your own Unique Private Domain, contact our sales team at gabrielsales@virnetx.com
  • Unique Private Domain: A Unique Private Domain is a completely private address for your family, group or business (i.e. supergroup.scom). It is used to issue Unique Private Domain Names to each group member (i.e. bob.supergroup.scom). Each device will also have it’s own Private Domain Name. As an example, Bob, might have an iPad called ipad.bob.supergroup.scom. A unique signed digital certificate is used to authenticate each activated device as the holder of its corresponding unique Private Domain Name.
  • If you selected a domain, ALL users that share that identification string will have access to read and download files in this folder.

  • Next select who has Write Access. These selected peers will have access to read, write, and delete files in this folder.
  • There is an option to Copy From Readers. This will copy the list of peers you selected from Read Access and grant them Write Read Access as well.

  • Click Add Writers… to select peers and domains individually.

  • Select peer from the drop down list of domains and peers.

 

 

  • Options: Allow Incoming Backups, Allow Subscribers, and Modify Subscribers.
  • Allowing Incoming Backups lets friends with Write Access to backup their files to this folder.
  • Allowing Subscribers lets friends with Read Access to monitor the folder for changes. Subscribers will be notified of any changes to the folder via Secure Mail.
  • Modify Subscribers: Add and remove subscribers.
  • Click Save to create your new folder.
  • Folder Actions: To access the Folder Actions window, click Actions from the file folders window.
  • Once in the Folder Actions window, you will be able to choose from 6 different options. (descending) Folder Links, Subscribe, Sharing Options, Backup Folder, Move Folder, and Stop Sharing.

  • Folder Links: To share a folder with a friend you can copy the link found in the Folder Link section.

  • Subscribe (Monitor Folder)
  • Click Subscribe to be alerted when a file has been added or changed inside a folder you are subscribing to.
  • Click Unsubscribe to cancel alerts.
  • Sharing Options: Designate who has Read/Write Access to the folder.
  • Backup Folder: To create a new backup, click New Backup and select the device you want to backup your folder to.

  • Select your device and you’ll be asked to verify if the devices and folders are correct for both the source and the target of the backup. Does everything look right? Click Yes. Start Now!
  • Additional Options: Found by clicking Options in the Secure Sync window.
  • Exclude Certain Files: Here you can choose to have your backup ignore certain file types (For example ‘pdf’ or ‘exe’) or files that start with or contain certain words. By default, backups will ignore files that start with a period (i.e. “.htaccess”).
  • Trigger a Full Resync: In rare cases, you may want to force a full resync. This action takes more time since each file being synced is compared with the destination version.
  • Move Folder: Choose a new destination for your folder.

Stop Sharing: Here you can disable sharing, unshare folders, and delete all folders and files.

  • To upload files to a share folder, navigate to the designated folder you want the file to populate and click UPLOAD.

  • In the Upload File window either Drag & Drop Here a file in the box or click Choose File…

  • Access the File Actions window by clicking actions next to a file.

  • The File Actions window has 5 options. Send to Friend, File Links, Rename File, Move File, and Delete File.

  • Send To Friend: select a peer from your friends list to send a file to.
  • File Links: copy and paste these file links so your peer may access the file.
  • Link to File: you can copy & paste the file link into a message or email to a friend
  • File Location: This is the location of your file on your device.
  • Rename File: Create a new name for your file here.
  • Move File: Choose a new destination for your file here.
  • Delete File: Delete your file permanently here.
  • To access Friend Files, navigate to the Secure File Share page by clicking the Back Arrow icon.

  • Once at the Secure File Share homepage, click Friend Files.

  • Select the peer from your friends list whose files/folders you wish to interact with.
  • Click their name to show what they are sharing with you.

  • Click the i icon to view a folder’s read/write access, subscribers, and folder link.

  • If you’ve been given Write access click Upload, and select a file to share to the folder.

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