Latest News

Key Deployment, Styling, and Abuse Policy Changes

January 3rd, 2019

We've upgraded the deploy-and-revoke-keys dialogs, accessed from the Keys dropdown on the servers table:

Copy deploy command

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 help@shellvault.io.

Alongside these policies, we've added usage metrics tracking to the Shellvault terminal interface and have updated our privacy policy accordingly. We use 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 metrics.shellvault.io domain.

Thanks for using Shellvault!

New Options Menu & More

December 24th, 2018

We've added a new terminal options panel to Shellvault's settings page:

A subset of the options dialog

From here you can customize the terminal theme and interface convenience controls. For instance, you can optionally press Ctrl-Backspace to send Ctrl-W 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 mosh from working
  • 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 help@shellvault.io 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.

New quick server creation dialog

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 Enter to 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 help@shellvault.io 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 bugs@shellvault.io if you encounter any bugs.

Cheers!

Shellvault is Coming Soon!

July 29th, 2018

Shellvault is undergoing an invite-only beta, and is not yet open to the public.

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