With the Initial Setup complete, your Embassy is now privately hosted on the Internet and can be accessed right from the browsers. Your Embassy’s addresses (its Tor and LAN URLs) are completely private; no one else even knows they exists.
If you accidentally leak your Embassy’s addresses, do not worry. You Embassy is also protected by your password; so only you can log in.
Connecting to your Embassy over Tor requires using a browser that supports .onion URLs.
Currently, Tor is the default and our recommended approach for most users. It just works. The one drawback, however, is latency; onion-routed communications over Tor can be slow. For a lightning fast experience, you can connect to your Embassy over LAN (below), but this requires additional setup.
Below are a list of our recommended browsers for Tor:
Start9 Consulate (iOS)
Firefox (Mac, Windows, Linux, Android)
Tor Browser (Mac, Windows, Linux, Android)
Brave (Mac, Windows, Linux, Android)
Connecting to your Embassy over LAN has the benefit of being fast! It requires using a browser that supports .local URLs, which is true for most browsers.
This option is considered advanced, since it requires installing and trusting your Embassy’s Root Certificate Authority SSL on any phone or laptop you use to connect.