SecretAgent® 6 Reader

SecretAgent 6 Reader Edition

SecretAgent 6 Reader Edition is a stripped-down, decrypt-only version of SecretAgent. It allows you to open in READONLY mode any archive encrypted for you by another user of SecretAgent (or compatible S/MIME client). (Reader Edition fully supports the native SecretAgent .sa5 and .sap file formats as well as the CMS .p7m files produced by SecretAgent and most S/MIME clients.) The latest build of SecretAgent Reader Edition has a completely rewritten user interface (consistent with that of the new SecretAgent 6.x product line):


SA6R Home View


NOTE: SecretAgent 6 Reader Edition cannot generate keys or certificate requests, encrypt files, or validate digital signatures. nor does it support PKCS#11 tokens; these "advanced" capabilities are available in the full SecretAgent 6 Enterprise Edition.


EXPORT INFORMATION: ISC cryptographic software is subject to U.S. Export Administration Regulations and other U.S. and foreign law, and may not be exported or re-exported to certain countries (currently Cuba, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, and Venezuela) or to persons or entities prohibited from receiving U.S. exports (including those (a) on the Bureau of Industry and Security Denied Parties List or Entity List, (b) on the Office of Foreign Assets Control list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons, and (c) involved with missile technology or nuclear, chemical or biological weapons). You may not download ISC software if you are located in one of these countries, or otherwise affected by these restrictions. You are also responsible for compliance with foreign legal requirements applicable to the import and use of ISC software.


IMPORTANT NOTES: By downloading software from the ISC web site, you agree to the terms of the SecretAgent License Agreement. SecretAgent 6 Reader Edition is offered on an AS IS basis and technical support is normally not provided. (Exceptions are made for licensees using the software to communicate with licensees of our other products or those on active maintenance contracts.) SecretAgent 6 Reader Edition may only be used by the individual downloading the software from the ISC website; transference of the software to another individual and/or bulk distribution of the SecretAgent 6 Reader Edition executable without prior written authorization from ISC is strictly prohibited.


To obtain and install SecretAgent 6 Reader Edition software:

1) Purchase a SecretAgent 6 Reader Edition license from the on-line store; be sure to select the proper platform from the drop-down product list.

2) Once your order has been processed and payment has been received we will send you a download link via e-mail. (Please be patient; this process may take up to two business days. Under certain circumstances we may need to contact you for additional information.)

3) When you receive our download message, click on the link it contains to obtain the SecretAgent 6 Reader Edition installation package for the platform you requested and follow the instructions in the e-mail for installing the software.

4) Under Windows, if you already have encryption and signature certificates in CAPI/CNG, SecretAgent 6 Reader Edition will automatically detect them and display them under "My Credentials" in Home view. In this case, no further configuration is required. However, on other platforms or if suitable keys cannot be found in CAPI, the upper left corner of Home view will provide instructions for installing existing credentials. 


NOTE: Once installed on Windows and Mac OS X, your SecretAgent 6 Reader software should be automatically associated with .sa5, .sap, and .p7m files, the encrypted archive file formats native to SecretAgent 5.x/6.x and S/MIME. On other platforms, such associations, if desired, need to be configured manually.


To decrypt and view an encrypted archive:

1) Simply double click a .sa5, .p7m, or .sap file attachment that you receive in an e-mail message (or within Windows Explorer). (Alternately, you may start SecretAgent 6 Reader Edition and double click an encrypted archive in Organizer View. The locations of archves that have been previously opened are remembered and appear here to facilitate future access to them.)


SA6R Organizer View


2) When prompted, enter your private key password and the encrypted archive will be decrypted and opened in READONLY mode:


SA6R Archive View


Individual file attachments within the archive can then be opened in their associated applications by simply double clicking on them.

To uninstall SecretAgent 6 Reader Edition:

Use the 'Add/Remove Programs' control panel on a Windows system, or the appropriate software package removal process on other platforms.