Astra protocol and encryption

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Aaron Smith

12 Dec, 2011 03:54 PM

In Astra 4, my message windows would show a little lock icon to show that my conversation with someone else using the astra protocol was encrypted. In version 5, I am not seeing that lock. Was the encryption removed?

  1. 1 Posted by Scream81 on 12 Dec, 2011 04:46 PM

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    You could install the Cordonata 5 skin to see if its just the icon missing in the noskin. Cordonata is the Astra 4 skin, updated with Trillian 5 features. You can find the skin here:

  2. 2 Posted by thecodemonk on 12 Dec, 2011 05:07 PM

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    Looks like that is what the problem is. On the Chat tab there is a little lock over the icon now... hmm, now that I think of it, I better check the skin I was using before to make sure I wasn't just overlooking it...

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Glenn on 12 Dec, 2011 05:15 PM

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    FYI - Astra is always encrypted, regardless of what the icon (skin based) is showing.

    Glenn Seibert
    Cerulean Studios

  4. 4 Posted by thecodemonk on 12 Dec, 2011 05:21 PM

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    Scream81 - FYI cause I noticed you were the author, I was using Bleach, but it's also not there in the no skin.

    Glenn - Thanks for the assurance! While we are on the topic, what kind of encryption is used?

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Scott Werndorfe... on 14 Dec, 2011 02:28 PM

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    Hi - connections to the Trillian network use TLS.

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