Main tools

Other tools

  • 🎞Video – Youtube interface without tracking↗
    Youtube interface named invidious. It does not track or store search queries, history, cookies or any other data. Videos are searched on Youtube and played on separate interface installed on espace.si
    • 📥Youtube download
      Interface for downloading Youtube videos.
    • 🎥Peertube – alternativni youtube
      Alternative environment for uploading and sharing videos. Not controlled by Youtube. Peertube environment is a cluster of many servers on which videos can be uploaded. In upper link videos are stored on espace.si server. Search queries can be done either locally on espace.si or globally on other peertube servers. When watching a video on peertube one also shares the video to others who are watching the same video at the same time. This helps reduce the server load.
  • 🖻Bibliogram – Instagram interface without tracking↗
  • 🔐Cryptpad – Safely create and share documents ↗
    Cloud with basic office tools enabling realtime colaboration ( spreadsheet, word processor, forms, whiteboard…). Everything is encrypted already in browser ( end to end encrypted ) so when files reach the server are already encrypted. This means espace.si administrator can not read the files. When sharing files with a link one has to be careful as the link contains the decryption key. If the link is made public or shared over a non secure communication the shared document is no longer safe from uninvited visitors. The account for Cryptpad is separate from the global espace.si account. Everyone can register a Cryptpad account by clicking on “Sign up“. The password has to be stored as there is no way to reset it if one forgets it. Nobody can decrypt and access the files if the password is forgotten, not even server administrator.
  • 📋PrivateBin – Paste and share encrypted text
    Write or paste a text and share it with a link. One can set: how long the link is valid, a password, deletion immediately after first access, “discussion mode” where future replies are gathered in one place. One can write in normal text or “Mark Down” format which allows basic formatting ( letter size / type ) and image insertion from external link.
  • 🔏Encryptic – local inbrowser text encryption tool
    One can write a text encrypted with a password. Everything is located locally in the browser and nothing on the server – as a consequence the text is not available on other computers. Local copy can be exported and saved to a USB key or sent with some file sharing application. The received file can be imported to this web tool and locally decrypted with a password.
  • 📝HedgeDoc – MarkDown editor
  • 📁Lufi – upload and share
    Any file can be uploaded and shared with a link. One can set: how long the file is available, a password, deletion immediately after first access. File is encrypted in the browser so server owner can not read it.
  • 🔗Lstu – url shortener
    A tool which can convert any link to https://espace.si/lstu/some_random_word

Conversation tools

Help – instructions

After registration you will be able to use your new email, cloud and other tools espace.si has.
One can have more email addresses ( can be added later ) but only the first email address which was defined at account creation is also your username.
If one’s email address is namelastname@espace.si then your username is namelastname.

e-mail

Besides web interface E-mail can be read also with your phone app or an email client on PC like Thunderbird, Outlook, Apple mail…
Regarding android phone apps we recommend FairEmail as it has best privacy reputation. Of course one can use his current email app, just add another mail account.

Below is the example information one needs to enter to his email app:

Username: namelastname ( without @espace.si )
Password: yourpassword
Server name: espace.si
IMAP encryption: SSL/TLS, normal password, port 993
SMTP encryption : STARTTLS, normal password, port 587

Element – secure chat / call

( Based on Matrix protocol )

If you have an espace.si email account then you already have you Matrix account.
Server: espace.si
Username: namelastname ( without @espace.si )
Password: yourpassword

Web client or, Phone / PC client

Using Encryption in Element

Steps for setting an additional Encryption password are shown below ( the more convenient method ).

Explaination of upper steps:

Element offers possibility for End-to-End encryption meaning not even server administrator can read the conversation. Everything is encrypted on user’s device meaning the device also needs to handle encryption certificates. If certificates are lost ( one logs out of the application ) then past chats can not be decrypted any more. Furthermore if one switches communication from mobile phone to PC the initial certificates stored on the phone are not available on PC by default which again prevents decryption of old messages.

Element offers two solutions for certificate management – one being more practical while other being more secure ( if done right ).
– The more secure option offers the user to save the encryption keys somewhere safe ( password manager, USB key, paper stored in safe ). When logging-in on some other device user will have to provide the keys ( text file, copy-paste, read from paper ). If the keys are lost so are the past communications done with this key.
– The more convenient way is to store the keys directly on the server so they are always available, even when changing devices. However storing keys on server makes them accessible to administrator or anybody else having access to the server. To prevent this the keys are locked with an additional password. As administrator could access the main account password it is strongly recommended to use a different password for encryption key backup. When logging-in again to the application two passwords are entered and that’s it.