Creating a vault

What is a vault?

The first time you login to Akord, you’ll be asked to create a vault. The vault is the place where all the action happens.

A vault in Akord is like a cross between a messenger app and document storage in terms of the user interface. You can post encrypted messages and see a timeline of events in the Activity tab. Then switch over to the next tab, Assets, to see all your digital valuables.

You can think of your vaults as encrypted, secure digital spaces where you can safely message and permanently store files with people you choose to invite into your vault. No one can see inside this secure space, not even us.

Terms of access

Within vaults you can set specific terms of access for those you invite to collaborate on managing the data within. Those conditions can be different from vault to vault.

Terms of access are optional. You don’t have to set any terms of access, in which case anyone you invite will just have to accept an invitation.

If you do set terms of access then they will presented to anyone invited to the vault, and they will be asked to digitally sign the terms before they can enter and view the data inside.

Your terms could be legal copy like an NDA or just some general ground rules you want to make clear to all members of the vault, like setting a deadline or other project specifics.

This feature can be particularly useful in business and professional use cases.