SafeShare for Web User's Guide
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SafeShare for Web 3.5 User's Guide

This documentation is for 3.5.x versions of the Covata SafeShare for Web application.

Please refer to our important notice for information that relates to this documentation.


SafeShare for Web is a web application (of the Covata Platform) which allows you to securely store, access and share any data anywhere.

Using SafeShare, you can securely upload, store, share and download files easily through a web browser on your computer.

Since SafeShare is a web application, it can be accessed conveniently from:

  • your desktop/laptop computer, tablet, smartphone or any other device with a compatible web browser* and
  • any location with Internet access or network access to the Covata Platform.

All uploaded files are encrypted before they reach storage managed by the Covata Platform.

These features allow you (as the owner of files secured through SafeShare applications) to share your own content securely with people you deal with regularly (such as colleagues within your organisation) as well as other people who may not yet be members of your organisation or registered on the Covata Platform (for example, customers and partners).

*While SafeShare for Web does not support the upload and storage of files when used on tablet, phone and other devices with compatible web browsers, native SafeShare applications are available for many of these devices which do provide these capabilities, along with a complete SafeShare application experience.

Functional overview of the main SafeShare page

Main page overview


A user of SafeShare applications (known as a Covata user) uploads, stores, shares, accesses and manages content (i.e. files and folders) through a self-contained unit called an organisation.

An organisation is self-contained meaning that the creation, sharing and manipulation of content is handled solely within the scope of an organisation itself. (This Covata Platform feature is also known as multitenancy, whereby each organisation represents an individual 'tenant'.)

Be aware, however, that a Covata user can:

  • be a member of one or more organisations and
  • share their content with users in other organisations.

This means that any Covata user's ownership of content (or permissions to access this content) as well as the roles they have been granted to access SafeShare features is specific to each organisation.