Key Deployment, Styling, and Abuse Policy Changes
January 3rd, 2019
We've upgraded the deploy-and-revoke-keys dialogs, accessed from the
dropdown on the servers table:
The new dialogs include a prewritten command to deploy a key from your own machine, just in case you don't want to use Shellvault's key deployer. You can copy the command to your clipboard directly from the dropdown.
You may have also noticed that we've adjusted colors and styling throughout the entire website for a darker, more refined feel. The new colors should be a bit more readable than before.
Finally, we've pushed some updates to the application and documentation detailing our policies on abuse. Check out the details at our new docs page.
Normal users should never run up against these policies, which we've implemented to keep malicious users from exploiting our service. If you happen to find your application usage throttled and you're not sure why, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alongside these policies, we've added usage metrics tracking to the Shellvault
these metrics to analyze our marketing campaigns and usage levels to help
the company grow. If you don't want to be tracked, you can either set the
DO-NOT-TRACK option in your browser or block the
Thanks for using Shellvault!
New Options Menu & More
December 24th, 2018
We've added a new terminal options panel to Shellvault's settings page:
From here you can customize the terminal theme and interface convenience
controls. For instance, you can optionally press
Ctrl-Backspace to send
in the terminal, since the key is forcibly captured by the browser.
The update comes along with some smaller changes and bug fixes:
- Fixed some interface bugs
- Fixed an issue preventing
- Overhauled idle-timeout session management; configurable on the options page
- Brightened the default black colors in the terminal to improve readability
- Moved the settings page's drop-down panel into the list of links on the left side of the page
- Added new documentation link on the application page
- Updated documentation
- Updated application toast warnings
- Adjusted trial timing
Let us know at email@example.com if you have any issues with the new features. Thanks for using Shellvault!
Usability, Consistency, and Documentation Upgrades
December 12th, 2018
We've made some changes across the site to make Shellvault feel better to use. The new features will also help new users get up and running in just a few clicks:
- Our new Getting Started guide walks you through getting up and running with Shellvault in less than a minute.
- The new Quick Connect buttons on the application homepage let you connect directly to a new server with a username and password, just like a standard SSH client.
- Quick Server Connect buttons in the homepage and server-connection dialog let you jump right back to your most frequently used servers.
- The New Server Dialog is now all you need to create a new server: you can make a new keypair and optionally authorize it at the same time as you make the server.
Our other updates target usability and consistency:
- Expanded FAQ entries and documentation.
- Added show/hide toggles on password entry forms.
- Modals and text inputs now auto-focus the first field. Hit
Enterto submit the dialog.
- Restyled alert text styling for better readability.
- Dialogs and modals are more concise, and link to documentation where appropriate.
Let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or run into any problems. Thanks for using Shellvault!
Shellvault no longer uses Google Analytics
November 4th, 2018
Shellvault has dropped Google Analytics in favor of Matomo (previously "Piwik"), an open-source, self-hosted analytics platform.
We only store metrics about visitors to the site's landing page domain
www.), and we respect DO-NOT-TRACK settings for visitors who wish to remain
anonymous. We don't currently track anything on the application subdomain
s.), but that may change in the future (for example, if we need to monitor
usage levels for scaling).
Shellvault has Launched!
August 28th, 2018
We're pleased to announce that Shellvault is now open for registration!
Anyone may try out Shellvault for a day without adding a credit card. After the trial expires, you may access your settings, but you cannot use the SSH terminal interface.
We plan to focus on a mixture of polish, marketing, and bug fixes over the next few weeks. Please let us know at email@example.com if you encounter any bugs.
Shellvault is Coming Soon!
July 29th, 2018
Shellvault is undergoing an invite-only beta, and is not yet open to the public.
You may sign up for our newsletter to receive a notification as soon as Shellvault launches!