Warning: This is serious encryption and if you forget your encryption password, we cannot help you get access to your map data. There are no exceptions.
When retrieving the map data the encrypted data is returned to your machine and decrypted on your machine. You will need to enter your encryption password every time you want to access the data.
File formatsWhen saving maps as encrypted you will lose access to some features such as downloading different file formats or generating an image. The reason for this is that since the data is encrypted we cannot access the data on our server and therefore will not be able to generate different file formats from the encrypted data. You can still save an image by going to browser > print and then setting the printer to "save as pdf".
If you use manage users then a user will only need to enter the encryption password to view the map. Regardless of the scenario you will need to share the encryption password with the users you want to view the map. Be careful when sharing the encryption password. When sharing encryption passwords we recommend using a service like https://www.lastpass.com/.
Since we use double authentication via account/secure password an encryption password being leaked doesn't necessarily mean the data is compromised. If an attacker gets both the encryption password and map password they will be able to access the map. This is why we highly recommend using manage users since you will not need to share the map password and a user will be required to login to our service in order to gain access to the encrypted map data.