One of our main tasks last week was to explore other key management options to provide users with a sign up option that didn’t require them to store the backup phrase. We believe there are options that could work, but they require further research. For now, we’ll be continuing to require users to store a backup phrase, as any alternative we could implement at this point would introduce security vulnerabilities within the collaborative context of Akord.
Since our last update, we’ve deployed a bunch of miscellaneous improvements to the Akord UI. The most significant change was adding the functionality to handle duplicate file uploads. If you try and upload a file with the same name, you’ll now be prompted if you want to keep both copies or add the upload as a new version of the file. (You can add new versions to any file from the file menu.)