Qwantum Private Messaging User Instructions

Welcome to the Qwantum Club. Here you will have access to Qwantum Private Messaging, a Privacy as a Service business of MagTek. We strongly urge you to read our welcome letter.

Get Started

  1. Locate your Qwantum Membership Card
  2. Connect the Micro USB cable to the reader.
  3. Connect the Qwantum Reader by USB to your computer or mobile device.
    1. You can use a similar adaptor cable if your computer or mobile device has a USB C port.
  4. Open a browser and go to the Qwantum Private Messaging Site.
  5. Navigate to Message > Create > Email
    1. Glide Card When Ready - Make sure the card’s Qwantum Stripe is facing down and facing the MagTek logo
    2. This will automatically prompt your to Activate Your Membership

Activate Membership

The Account Activation process allows Qwantum Private Messaging service to confirm the physical mailing address of the Qwantum Card and Qwantum Reader, the Primary Email Address assigned to the Member, and the Mobile Number assigned to the Member. With all three of these items validated, the account will activate.

Account Activation - Step 1 of 4

Your Membership to the Qwantum Club Has Not Been Activated.

To activate your membership, please enter your email address and mobile number associated with the account and press yes to continue.

Authenticate Access - Step 2 of 4

Glide Card When Ready

Activate Account - Step 3 of 4

Check your Primary Email for Your Invitation to the Qwantum Club.

Enter the invitation.

Check your Mobile # for the 16-Digit Qwantum Authentication Code.

Enter the Qwantum Authentication Code

Press Submit.

Authenticate Access - Step 4 of 4

Glide Card When Ready

Success

Your Account is Activated. Welcome to the Qwantum Club!

Creating Private Messages

Go to Message > Create at the top of the page. You have 3 options:

  • Email
  • Save To File
  • Save To Wallet

Option 1: Email

  • Authenticate Access - Authenticate Access Options include "Glide Card When Ready", "Wedget Keyboard", "Member Token", and "Guest Token". The Guest Token can be configured by the Qwantum Member to enable the Function of "Email Private Message". When the Guest Token is configured this way, it will allow a non-Member to create a Private Message where the recipient is the Qwantum Member. No other email address may be used or substituted. This gives the Qwantum Member the ability to share a Guest Token with another party for their use to create a Private Message for the Qwantum Member to receive.
  • Email - In the Email input box, enter the email address of the desired recipient. Multiple email addresses can be entered, if separated by a comma (,).
  • Subject - In the Subject input box, enter a Subject that you would like to include with the email.
  • Set Expires in - In the Set Expires In input box, the default is Never. If you want to set an expiration, enter the number of Days to Expire.
  • Set Form Options - In the Set Form Options input box, choose None (default), Key/Value, or Custom.
    • Add Key/Pair Values - Key Pair Values allows the user to build a dynamic form where the data in Column 1 is considered a Key and the data in Column 2 is considered a Value.

      Example:

      FIRST NAME JOHN
      LAST NAME SMITH
      EMAIL JOHN.SMITH@EMAIL.COM

      This allows the user to build a custom form that can be used to collect information, make it private and allow an authorized party to decrypt it in the future where it can be re-presented as clear-text, comma separated values. The CSV data can either be copied and pasted or downloaded as a file.

    • Custom Values - Choose Number of Columns: Choosing the Number of Columns allows the user to build a dynamic form where the data in Row 1 is considered a Key and the data in the subsequent rows is considered the Values.
    • Example:

      FIRST NAME LAST NAME EMAIL
      JOHN SMITH JOHN.SMITH@EMAIL.COM
      MARY JONES MARY.JONES@EMAIL.COM

      This allows the user to build a custom form that can be used to collect information, make it private and allow an authorized party to decrypt it in the future where it can be re-presented as clear-text, comma separated values. The CSV data can either be copied and pasted or downloaded as a file.

  • Message - In the Message input box, enter the message that you want to make private.

    Require Location Data to View can be selected. If you enable this feature, the system will require the user to provide location data anytime they wish to View a Private Message. The location data will be provided to the original sender.

    Choose a Shared Secret Option. By Default, the Private Message is set to "No Shared Secret". If you wish to add a Message Shared Secret, choose "System Generated Shared Secret" or "Custom Shared Secret". A System Generated Shared Secret is considered very strong and will be sent to you with the Private Message Created Receipt. Copy and paste to send it to the receiving party.

    If you prefer to set a Custom Shared Secret, then make sure to follow the Custom Shared Secret rules. If you set a Custom Shared Secret, it will be sent to you with the Private Message Created receipt. Copy and paste to send it to the receiving party.

  • Email button - Press the Email button to make your message Private. This will make the message private and send it by email to the designated recipient(s).

Option 2: Save To File

  • Authenticate Access - Authenticate Access Options include "Glide Card When Ready", "Wedget Keyboard", and "Member Token". Guest Token is not allowed as an Authentication Option with this transaction.
  • Email - In the Email input box, you will see your email address. No other email address can be added to this type of Private Message
  • Other Recipients - In the Other Recipients input box, you can add additional recipients who are authorized decrypt the Private Message and optional encrypted file attachment
  • Subject - In the Subject input box, enter a Subject that you would like to include with the Private Message.
  • Set Expires In - In the Set Expires In input box, the default is Never. If you want to set an expiration, enter the number of Days to Expire.
  • Set Form Options - In the Set Form Options input box, choose None (default), Key/Value, or Custom.
    • Add Key/Pair Values - Key Pair Values allows the user to build a dynamic form where the data in Column 1 is considered a Key and the data in Column 2 is considered a Value.

      Example:

      FIRST NAME JOHN
      LAST NAME SMITH
      EMAIL JOHN.SMITH@EMAIL.COM

      This allows the user to build a custom form that can be used to collect information, make it private and allow an authorized party to decrypt it in the future where it can be re-presented as clear-text, comma separated values. The CSV data can either be copied and pasted or downloaded as a file.

    • Custom Values - Choose Number of Columns: Choosing the Number of Columns allows the user to build a dynamic form where the data in Row 1 is considered a Key and the data in the subsequent rows is considered the Values.

      Example:

      FIRST NAME LAST NAME EMAIL
      JOHN SMITH JOHN.SMITH@EMAIL.COM
      MARY JONES MARY.JONES@EMAIL.COM

      This allows the user to build a custom form that can be used to collect information, make it private and allow an authorized party to decrypt it in the future where it can be represented as clear-text, comma-separated values. The CSV data can either be copied and pasted or downloaded as a file.

  • Message - In the Message input box, enter an optional message that you want to make private. The message is not required.

    Require Location Data to View can be selected. If you enable this feature, the system will require the user to provide location data anytime they wish to View a Private Message. The location data will be provided to the original sender.

    Choose a Shared Secret Option. By Default, the Private Message is set to "No Shared Secret". If you wish to add a Message Shared Secret, choose "System Generated Shared Secret" or "Custom Shared Secret". A System Generated Shared Secret is considered very strong and will be sent to you with the Private Message Created Receipt. Copy and paste to send it to the receiving party.

    If you prefer to set a Custom Shared Secret, then make sure to follow the Custom Shared Secret rules. If you set a Custom Shared Secret, it will be sent to you with the Private Message Created receipt. Copy and paste to send it to the receiving party.

  • Download button - Press the Download button to make your message Private. This will make the message private and give you the ability to View or Download the file locally.

Option 3: Save To Wallet

  • Authenticate Access - Authenticate Access Options include "Glide Card When Ready", "Wedget Keyboard", and "Member Token". Guest Token is not allowed as an Authentication Option with this transaction.
  • Email - In the Email input box, enter the email address of the desired recipient. Multiple email addresses can be entered, if separated by a comma (,).
  • Subject - In the Subject input box, enter a Subject that you would like to include with the email.
  • Set Expires in - In the Set Expires In input box, the default is Never. If you want to set an expiration, enter the number of Days to Expire.
    • Message - In the Message input box, enter a plain-text message that you want to make private. The message should not exceed 400 characters.

      Require Location Data to View is selected by default. When selected, the system will require the user to provide location data anytime they wish to View a Private Message. The location data will be provided to the original sender.

      Choose a Shared Secret Option. By Default, the Private Message is set to "No Shared Secret". If you wish to add a Message Shared Secret, choose "System Generated Shared Secret" or "Custom Shared Secret". A System Generated Shared Secret is considered very strong and will be sent to you with the Private Message Created Receipt. Copy and paste to send it to the receiving party.

      If you prefer to set a Custom Shared Secret, then make sure to follow the Custom Shared Secret rules. If you set a Custom Shared Secret, it will be sent to you with the Private Message Created receipt. Copy and paste to send it to the receiving party.

    • Email button - Press the Email button to make your message Private. This will make the message private and send it by email to the designated recipient(s).

    View Private Message

    You have multiple options to View a Private Message. Follow the instructions shown in the Private Message email that was sent to you.

    Basic Email Template (message token smaller than 2K)

    Use case:

    If attached .txt file (the Message Token) is 2K or smaller, use this (basic) template. Note this also means there is no attached .qtm file.

    Email Body:

    A member of the Qwantum Club has sent you a Private Message. Click here to securely view the message.

    Advanced Email Template (message token larger than 2K and NO .qtm attachment)

    Use case:

    If attached .txt file (the Message Token) is 2K or larger, use this (advanced) template. Note this template is used when there is no attached .qtm file.

    Email Body:

    A member of the Qwantum Club has sent you a Private Message. When you are ready to View the Message, make sure to follow the steps below in order:

    View From File

    • Save the attached .txt file to a location you choose
    • If you do not have a Qwantum Card or Member Token, please contact the Private Message sender to obtain a Guest Token. Before proceeding to the next step, make sure to copy the Guest Token to your clipboard.
    • Next, click here to launch the Qwantum Private Messaging User Portal
    • You will auto-navigate to the View From File page and be presented with Authentication Access Options.
    • Choose the desired Authentication Access Option
      1. If using a Guest Token, press the Guest Token option and follow the on-screen prompts for pasting the Guest Token. The creator of the Guest Token may require the use of a QPM Phone Code. The creator of the Guest Token may restrict the use of the Guest Token to a specific Private Message.
      2. If using a Qwantum Card, follow the onscreen instructions and "Glide Card When Ready"
      3. or, if using a Member Token, press the Member Token option and follow the onscreen instructions for pasting the Member Token and its QPM Phone Code
    • Press Choose File and locate the .txt file saved in step 1
    • Select or Double-click the .txt file
    • Press the View button to display the Private Message or its encrypted file attachment

    Advanced Email Template (message token larger than 2K with a .qtm attachment)

    Use Case:

    If attached .txt file (the Message Token) is 2K or larger, use this (advanced) template. Note this template is used when there is an attached .qtm file.

    Email Body:

    A member of the Qwantum Club has sent you a Private Message with an Encrypted File Attachment. When you are ready to View the Message and the Encrypted File Attachment, please make sure to follow the steps in order:

    View From File

    • Save both files attached to this email to a location you choose (the .txt file and the .qtm file)
    • If you do not have a Qwantum Card or Member Token, please contact the Private Message sender to obtain a Guest Token. Before proceeding to the next step, make sure to copy the Guest Token to your clipboard.
    • Next, click here to launch the Qwantum Private Messaging User Portal
    • You will auto-navigate to the View From File page and be presented with Authentication Access Options.
    • Choose the desired Authentication Access Option
      1. If using a Guest Token, press the Guest Token option and follow the on-screen prompts for pasting the Guest Token. The creator of the Guest Token may require the use of a QPM Phone Code. The creator of the Guest Token may restrict the use of the Guest Token to a specific Private Message.
      2. If using a Qwantum Card, follow the onscreen instructions and "Glide Card When Ready"
      3. or, if using a Member Token, press the Member Token option and follow the onscreen instructions for pasting the Member Token and its QPM Phone Code
    • Press Choose File and locate the .txt file or the .qtm file saved in step 1
    • Select or Double-click the desired file (press Open)
    • Press the View button to display the Private Message or its Encrypted File Attachment
    • If you choose the .txt file first, the Private Message will display
    • As a secondary step, you can scroll down to see if there is an Encrypted File Attachment associated with the Private Message
      1. Press Choose File and locate and select the .qtm file saved in step 1 (its file name will be displayed on screen). Then Press Open.
    • If you choose the .qtm file first, the Encrypted File Attachment will display

    Authenticate Access with Card

    Authenticate with a Qwantum Card and Qwantum Reader. If you have a Qwantum Card and Qwantum Reader, choose "Glide Card When Ready". You can use any browser including Internet Explorer, Edge, Chrome, DuckDuckGo, Firefox or Safari, provided your Qwantum Reader is configured for Keyboard Emulation.

    Once the Qwantum Card is authenticated, for dual-control, you may be prompted to enter an optional Shared Secret associated to the Private Message. If the Qwantum Card is fraudulent or has been altered, you will be denied access to View the Private Message.

    Authenticate Access with Member Token

    Press the "Member Token" option and then press Authenticate.  Next, follow the onscreen instructions for pasting the Member Token and its QPM Phone Code. If you prefer to keep the Member Token on file (stored locally in your browser), please check the box for Store Member Token. Please remember, the creator of the Member Token can also set its Expiration Date to prevent its use after a given date and time. The Expiration Date is set by the creator/sender and cannot be changed even if you choose to Store Member Token. Member Token require the use of a QPM Phone Code. When prompted, enter the QPM Phone Code within 60 seconds.

    Once the Member Token is authenticated, for dual-control, you may be prompted to enter an optional Shared Secret associated to the Private Message. If the Member Token is fraudulent or has been altered, you will be denied access to View the Private Message.

    Authenticate Access with a Guest Token

    Press the "Guest Token" option and then press Authenticate. You will be directed to a page where you can paste the Guest Token you received by email or text message. If you prefer to keep the Guest Token on file (stored locally in your browser), please check the box for Store Guest Token. Please remember, the creator of the Guest Token can also set its Expiration Date to prevent its use after a given date and time. The Expiration Date is set by the creator/sender and cannot be changed even if you choose to Store Guest Token. The creator of the Guest Token may also require the use of a QPM Phone Code. If prompted, enter the QPM Phone Code within 60 seconds. The creator of the Guest Token may restrict the use of the Guest Token to a specific Private Message.

    Once the Guest Token is authenticated, for dual-control, you may be prompted to enter an optional Shared Secret associated with the Private Message. If the Guest Token is fraudulent or has been altered, you will be denied access to View the Private Message.

    Authenticate Access with Wedget Keyboard

    The Wedget Keyboard opens an input box on screen. When using a Qwantum Card and Qwantum Reader, the Qwantum authentication data will be visible in this input box. Simply "Glide Card When Ready". You can use any browser, but this works best to support Firefox.

    Once the Qwantum Card is authenticated, for dual-control, you may be prompted to enter an optional Shared Secret associated to the Private Message. If the Qwantum Card is fraudulent or has been altered, you will be denied access to View the Private Message.

    View

    The Qwantum Private Message that you received by email will contain instructions that are customized based on the Private Message that was sent to you, its size, and whether it has an associated file attachment (.qtm file).

    • If the Private Message is smaller than 2K, you can use the convenient hyperlink labeled as "Click here to securely view the message."
    • If the Private Message is larger than 2K, you will have two options to securely view the message.
      1. Copy and Paste the contents of the attached .txt file into the View page.
      2. Save the attached file or files to a file location you choose and open the View from File page.

    If you have a Qwantum Card and Qwantum Reader, you will be prompted to Glide Card When Ready. If you don't have a Qwantum Card and Qwantum Reader, choose to authenticate with a Member Token or a Guest Token.

    • If using a Guest Token, press the Guest Token option, then the Authenticate button and follow the on-screen prompts for pasting the Guest Token. The creator of the Guest Token may require the use of a QPM Phone Code. The creator of the Guest Token may restrict the use of the Guest Token to a specific Private Message.
    • If using a Member Token, press the Member Token option, then the Authenticate button and follow the onscreen instructions for pasting the Member Token and its QPM Phone Code

    Press the Guest Token option, then the Authenticate button and you will be directed to a page where you can paste the Guest Token you received by email or text message. If you prefer to keep the Guest Token on file (stored locally in your browser), please check the box for Store Guest Token. Please remember, the creator of the Guest Token can also set its Expiration Date to prevent its use after a given date and time. The Expiration Date is set by the creator/sender and cannot be changed even if you choose to Store Guest Token. The creator of the Guest Token may also require the use of a QPM Phone Code. If prompted, enter the QPM Phone Code within 60 seconds. The creator of the Guest Token may restrict the use of the Guest Token to a specific Private Message.

    Press the Member Token option, then the Authenticate button and you will be directed to a page where you can paste the Member Token. If you prefer to keep the Member Token on file (stored locally in your browser), please check the box for Store Member Token. Please remember, the creator of the Member Token can also set its Expiration Date to prevent its use after a given date and time. The Expiration Date is set by the creator/sender and cannot be changed even if you Store Member Token.  Press the Authenticate button and then paste the QPM Phone Code texted to your Mobile #. 

    Once authenticated, you may be prompted to enter an optional Shared Secret associated with the Private Message.

    Note: Both the Qwantum Private Message, the Member Token and/or the Guest Token can have an expiration set by the sender. If any have expired, you will have to contact the sender to obtain a new Qwantum Private Message, Member Token and/or Guest Token.

    View from File

    The Qwantum Private Message that you received by email will contain instructions that are customized based on the Private Message that was sent to you, its size, and whether it has an associated file attachment (.qtm file).

    • If the Private Message is smaller than 2K, you can use the convenient hyperlink labeled as "Click here to securely view the message."
    • If the Private Message is larger than 2K, you will have two options to securely view the message.
      1. Copy and Paste the contents of the attached .txt file into the View page.
      2. Save the attached file or files to a file location you choose and open the View from File page.

    If you have a Qwantum Card and Qwantum Reader, you will be prompted to Glide Card When Ready. If you don't have a Qwantum Card and Qwantum Reader, choose to authenticate with a Member Token or a Guest Token.

    • If using a Guest Token, press the Guest Token option, then the Authenticate button and follow the on-screen prompts for pasting the Guest Token. The creator of the Guest Token may require the use of a QPM Phone Code. The creator of the Guest Token may restrict the use of the Guest Token to a specific Private Message.
    • If using a Member Token, press the Member Token option, then the Authenticate button and follow the onscreen instructions for pasting the Member Token and its QPM Phone Code

    Press the Guest Token option, then the Authenticate button and you will be directed to a page where you can paste the Guest Token you received by email or text message. If you prefer to keep the Guest Token on file (stored locally in your browser), please check the box for Store Guest Token. Please remember, the creator of the Guest Token can also set its Expiration Date to prevent its use after a given date and time. The Expiration Date is set by the creator/sender and cannot be changed even if you choose to Store Guest Token. The creator of the Guest Token may also require the use of a QPM Phone Code. If prompted, enter the QPM Phone Code within 60 seconds. The creator of the Guest Token may restrict the use of the Guest Token to a specific Private Message.

    Press the Member Token option, then the Authenticate button and you will be directed to a page where you can paste the Member Token. If you prefer to keep the Member Token on file (stored locally in your browser), please check the box for Store Member Token. Please remember, the creator of the Member Token can also set its Expiration Date to prevent its use after a given date and time. The Expiration Date is set by the creator/sender and cannot be changed even if you Store Member Token.  Press the Authenticate button and then paste the QPM Phone Code texted to your Mobile #. 

    Once authenticated, you may be prompted to enter an optional Shared Secret associated with the Private Message.

    Note: Both the Qwantum Private Message, the Member Token and/or the Guest Token can have an expiration set by the sender. If any have expired, you will have to contact the sender to obtain a new Qwantum Private Message, Member Token and/or Guest Token.

    Create Member Token

    • Authenticate Card
    • Set Expires In - In the Set Expires In input box, choose One-Time Use, One-Time Use-# Minutes, # Days, # Uses. Choose one to indicate when the Member Token will expire. The default is One-Time Use.
    • Choose a method for delivering the Member Token.
      • Method 1: Download - Press Download. The generated Member Token will be returned on screen, along with a URL and QR Code. The user can press the Copy button to copy the Member Token to the clipboard.
      • Method 2: Email - Press Email. This will enable saving the Member Token to the Apple Wallet. Make sure the checkbox is selected for Mobile Wallet (Email Only). This will email a wallet pass file that you can save to an Apple Wallet.
      • Method 3: Text - Press Text. The Member Token will be delivered via SMS.

    Create Guest Token

    • Authenticate Card or Member Token
    • Function - Choose a desired function. The default is "View Private Message". There is an option to allow "Email Private Message". This option is only enabled for One-Time Use. When the Guest Token is configured this way, it will allow a non-Member to create a single Private Message where the recipient is the Qwantum Member. No other email address may be used or substituted. This gives the Qwantum Member the ability to share a Guest Token with another party for their use to create a Private Message for the Qwantum Member to receive.
    • Set Expires In - In the Set Expires In input box, choose One-Time Use, One-Time Use, # Minutes, # Days, # Uses. Choose one to indicate when the Guest Token will expire. The default is One-Time Use. If the Function is set to "Email Private Message", there is no option to modify "Set Expires In".
    • Restrict to Transaction ID - In the Restrict to Transaction ID input box, designate a specific Private Message's Transaction ID that the Guest Token can decrypt. If set, the Guest Token will be restricted to decrypt only this Private Message. If the Function is set to "Email Private Message", this option does not apply.
    • Set Require Phone Code - Check the box to require the use of a QPM Phone Code when the Guest Token is used. If required, the creator of the Guest Token designates a Mobile # where the QPM Phone Code will be sent by text message each time the Guest Token is used.
    • Choose a method for delivering the Guest Token.
      • Method 1: Download - Press Download. The generated Guest Token will be returned on screen, along with a URL and QR Code. The user can press the Copy button to copy the Guest Token to the clipboard.
      • Method 2: Email - Press Email. This will enable saving the Guest Token to the Apple Wallet. Make sure the checkbox is selected for Mobile Wallet (Email Only). This will email a wallet pass file that you or the recipient of the Guest Token can save to an Apple Wallet.
        • To - In the To input box, enter the email address of the desired recipient. Multiple email addresses can be entered, if separated by a comma (,).
        • Subject - In the Subject input box, enter a Subject that you would like to include with the email.
        • Mobile Wallet checkbox - make sure the checkbox is selected for Mobile Wallet (Email Only).
        • Press Email button - This will email a wallet pass file that you or the recipient of the Guest Token can save to an Apple Wallet.
      • Method 3: Text - Enter the recipient's mobile # and press Text. The Guest Token will be delivered via SMS.

    Revoke Guest Token

    • Authenticate Card or Member Token
    • Enter a specific Guest Token
    • Press Submit

    Revoke All Guest Tokens

    • Authenticate Card or Member Token
    • You have chosen to revoke all Guest Tokens
    • Press the Revoke button to confirm or press Cancel

    Revoke Member Token

    • Authenticate Card or Member Token
    • Enter a specific Member Token
    • Press Submit

    Revoke Member Token

    If you want to validate the authenticity of the attached file, you can choose to upload the file for Integrity Checking. You will be given an Integrity Code. Contact and share it with the Sender and they can verify the attached file has NOT been altered in any way. Changing anything about a file will result in the Integrity Check failing.

    Test Qwantum Reader

    If you want to ensure your reader works and properly configured, choose Test Qwantum Reader.

    • Authenticate Card
    • Device Serial Number, Key Serial Number and Qwantum Card Last 4 will return on page.

    Helpful Hints

    Saving a Private Message Token to the Apple Wallet

    The Apple Wallet is a convenient way to easily organize and access Private Message Tokens. Private Message Tokens contain a hyperlink that can be clicked. Clicking it will auto launch your default broswer and load your Private Message Token into the broswer. This greatly simplifies the process of using a Private Message Token. It is ideal for easily referencing short amounts of text such as URLs, usernames and passwords.

    Saving a Guest Token to the Apple Wallet

    The Apple Wallet is a convenient way to easily share, organize and access Guest Tokens. Guest Tokens contain a QR code that can be scanned and a hyperlink that can be clicked. Both will auto launch the default broswer and load the Guest Token into the broswer. This greatly simplifies the process of using a Guest Token.

    Saving a Member Token to the Apple Wallet

    The Apple Wallet is a convenient way to easily organize and access Member Tokens. Member Tokens contain a QR code that can be scanned and a hyperlink that can be clicked. Both will auto launch your default broswer and load your Member Token into the broswer. This greatly simplifies the process of using a Member Token.

    Using a Guest Token to Create a Private Message

    A Guest Token can be configured by the Qwantum Member to enable the Function of "Email Private Message". When the Guest Token is configured this way, it will allow a non-Member to create a Private Message where the recipient is the Qwantum Member. No other email address may be used or substituted. This gives the Qwantum Member the ability to share a Guest Token with another party for their use to create a Private Message for the Qwantum Member to receive.

    Session Timeout

    Qwantum Private Messaging does not follow a typical Login/Logout paradigm. There is no static username and password. Instead, certain actions require dynamic authentication of a user and their credential to start a web session (Glide Card or Member Token). Web sessions will auto timeout after 30 minutes of browser inactivity. If the web session expires, the user will be prompted to re-authenticate and any data previously typed on screen will be erased. The purpose for following this model is to limit the risk of leaving an idle browser session open to compromise.

    Plan to Create Your Qwantum Private Message

    To create a Qwantum Private Message, you must first authenticate. Once you successfully authenticate, the browser session will begin, and the session timer will start. Compose your Qwantum Private Message and be sure to complete the process. If you become delayed and allow the session to timeout, you will lose your previously typed data and also be required to re-authenticate.

    Fast and Easy – Short to medium size messages

    If you wish to send a short message, for example, a few key ideas that you are not ready to share with the world, use the QPM workspace. It is the fastest and easiest way to send and receive a Qwantum Private Message Token.

    Pre-Formatted Messages

    Start your message in Word or Excel. Cut and Paste your work into the QPM workspace. If the wish to add a photo, Cut and Paste a photo into the QPM workspace after you have added the Word or Excel material.

    Attach A File

    Start your work in your favorite application. PowerPoint, Excel, or Word are good starting points. Optionally, convert it to a PDF. Optionally, add a watermark to the file. Once you have the file complete, begin your introductory message in the QPM workspace. Then select, choose file, and navigate the attachment you wish to include. Then email or download the message and the file. Always a good idea to do this before you store a file in the cloud.

    Multiple Files at Once

    Prepare your files and Zip or Binder them. Then, select choose file and attach the Zipped file.

    Prepare A Screenshot

    Begin your Private Message in the QPM workspace or use your favorite application. Add all the elements you want onto the screen. Take a screenshot. Cut and Paste the Screenshot into the QPM workspace. Add the initials of the recipient in translucent ink.

    Download for Your Own Use

    Prepare a Word or Excel document. Select Download and save the Private Message Token inside the document.

    Additional Folders in Email

    Add one or more folders in your email and write a rule to sort your Qwantum Private Messages. Or manually move your Qwantum Private Message emails to the desired folders.

    Store Your Member and Guest Tokens

    After you have entered a MEMBER or GUEST TOKEN into your browser, check the box below to cache it until the next time you need to use it. If you do not check the box below, you must reenter the MEMBER or GUEST TOKEN on next use. Remember, Member Tokens always require a second authorization of a QPM Phone Code sent to your phone.

    Create and Store A Member Token for Mobile Use

    If you want the convenience of creating Private Messages while on the go, create a Member Token that you keep on your mobile device (phone or tablet).  Whenever using a Member Token, you will receive a QPM Phone Code texted to your Mobile #.  This is used to ensure you authorize the use of the Member Token.

    Find a Good Location for Your Qwantum Reader

    For best results find a place to anchor your Qwantum Reader. Use the adhesive strips that come with the reader or something like crazy glue. Make sure there is plenty of room at either end of the reader so you will not bump into anything with the card or your hand when you glide. If you are right-handed, the right side of your monitor is a good spot. Left side – if you are a leftie.

    Keep Your Card Handy

    It is a good idea to take your card with you, especially if you have more than one Qwantum Reader. Your wallet or phone case is a handy spot.

    Save Qwantum Private Messages and Encrypted File Attachments

    If you want to save Qwantum Private Messages and Encrypted File Attachments to your computer, tablet, phone or in the cloud, we suggest that you create a common Folder and give it a name such as Qwantum. Beneath Qwantum, you can create additional sub-folders where you can organize and store the Qwantum Private Messages and Encrypted File Attachments by the folder name and folder management structure of your choosing. This will allow you to easily View or Decrypt Qwantum Private Messages and/or Encrypted File Attachments when you need to view them in the clear. Keeping the data "Qwantumized" is much safer because the data cannot be Viewed or Decrypted without Gliding a Card or using a Member or Guest Token to securely decrypt the data. When done, simply close the session and the clear-text data will be erased. Please note that if the clear-text data is saved, captured, printed or stored outside of the protection of Qwantum Private Messaging, the data is vulnerable.

    Examples of Folder Management

    Create a Folder named Qwantum. Beneath Qwantum, create sub-folders named "Driver_License", "Passport", "Vaccine", and "My_Passwords". Under Message/Create/Save To File, create separate Qwantum Private Messages where you save pictures of your Driver's License, your Passport, your Vaccine Card and your favorite, difficult to remember Passwords. Save the .qpm.txt files and optional .qtm files in each of those folders. Next time you need to access the clear-text data, simply go to Qwantum Private Messaging and go to Message/View From File. Choose an option to Authenticate and securely View or Decrypt the data. For security, we recommend that you not leave decrypted data in these folders. If the Qwantum Private Messages and Encrypted File Attachments are stolen, they cannot be decrypted without access to your authentic Qwantum Card or a genuine Member or Guest Token.