2.1.2. Installation and initial setup of KeyReel Bluetooth Connector on your Mac¶
To install the MacOS KeyReel app, you must have administrator rights on your Mac.
After opening the window, drag the KeyReel.app icon onto the Applications folder. Finally, unmount the
KeyReel.dmg archive by pressing the Cmd+E key combination in this window, or simply close it:
Launch the KeyReel app from the Applications folder.
The first time you open it, you will see the warning window below. Click Open to launch KeyReel:
The Setup Wizard will appear. Read and fill in each field and press Continue.
To continue setup you must read and agree to the terms of the Software License Agreement:
To ensure a secure connection between the KeyReel browser extensions for Safari and Chrome and the KeyReel Bluetooth Connector, you must create the appropriate SSL Certificate and save it to Apple KeyChain by clicking Create. You will need to specify the administrator password for your Mac.
Now it’s time to install the final component of KeyReel: the browser extensions. You can install the Safari Extension right now in a few seconds. You can also do it later from the app menu.
You can do the same with the Chrome Extension or do it later. Once the installation is complete, return to the Wizard on your Mac and continue the setup by clicking Continue:
Now it’s time to pair your Mac with your iPhone. A QR Code will appear on the Mac screen:
To complete the setup and complete pairing, launch KeyReel on your iPhone and activate the QR code scanner by pressing . When you launch the app on your phone first time, you will see the message, “Give access to the camera.” Press OK. Place the scanner frame on the QR code shown on your Mac and your pairing will automatically begin.
The last page of the initial setup on your Mac will inform you that setup has been successfully completed:
After finishing the initial setup, a message will appear under the KeyReel icon in the system tray. The aim of this message is to draw your attention to the KeyReel icon, and remind you that from this moment on you can rely on KeyReel to manage all your credentials.