Exporting Documents

Once created, proof of your documents can be taken with you outside the Compliance Vault.

You might be concerned that your document proofs are dependent on the Compliance Vault application. If we go out of business, become too expensive, or somehow make it impractical for you to store your documents with us what happens to your proofs?

If you are worried about any of that then you should export an archive of your proofs. This archive contains your document, the Blockchain proof and instructions on how to validate that proof without the Compliance Vault. This means your proof is completely independent and self-contained!

Downloading a Proof Archive

There are two ways to download your proof archive. Firstly you can open the dropdown in the corner of a document thumbnail and select "Download Archive".

Alternatively, you may download the archive from the Document Detail view.

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Archive Requirements

You can only download a proof archive once the proof is complete and valid. New uploads that are still pending do not yet have a proof certificate and therefore can not be exported. Usually, this will only take a short amount of time.

Inside a Proof Archive

The archive is a Zip file that contains everything stored in ProvenDocs relating to your document and its proof. Inside the Zip file you will find:

  • The file which was uploaded
  • The file data and metadata in ProvenDocs format
  • The blockchain proof in Chainpoint binary format
  • The blockchain proof in Chainpoint JSON format
  • The PDF blockchain proof certificate
  • A Readme.txt file which describes the content of the archive.

Asides from the readme.txt file, the PDF proof and your document, these files are not generally expected to be read by humans. Instead, they can be used to validate your proof.


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