If you configure your ProMaster Key Manager 8 "KM8" and your locksmith configures their ProMaster Master-Keying 8 "PM8" then your locksmith can send updates to you using the ProMaster publishing service instead of emailing the update files.
Faster for you.
Faster for your PM8 locksmith.
More secure than email, and the updates show up in KM8 without you needing to check your email.
Your KM8 is paired to your PM8 locksmith with a unique encryption key.
The data transferred to KM8 through this mechanism is identical to that which is send when the locksmith emails an update file to the you.
KM8 publishing is available to KM8 users on either edition (Basic or Premium).
It is a no-cost service that is available any time that your KM8 support and maintenance and your locksmith's PM8 support and maintenance are active.
WH Software operates a publishing server through which published KM8 data is transferred. We host this service on Amazon EC2.
When a locksmith adds your KM8 to their PM8 the locksmith is given a time limited 12 character pairing code to read to you and you must enter that code into your KM8, and this establishes the authenticity of that customer.
You may configure publishing relationships with multiple locksmiths if you receive data from more than one.
All system information sent by the locksmith is encrypted to your KM8.
Each KM8 encryption key is transferred securely and can be decoded only by knowing the ephemeral pairing code.
At no time are the encryption keys available to us or anyone else so there is no way that the published system can ever be retrieved and read by any KM8 other than you.
System information is encrypted using AES 256
Data transfer from the locksmith's PM8 to the publishing server and then to your KM8 is encrypted again by using HTTPS data transfers.
The publishing service that is used to transfer the encrypted data is accessed via https://pmpublish01.whsoftware.com (on port 443) so the computer doing the publishing communication must have access to this internet destination.
See also Internet-access-overview
SETTINGS menu choose
If it is not already checked, turn on the option Allow publishing service to be used.
OK to save.
Once publishing is configured you should not need to return to this screen.
SETTINGS menu choose
Configure publishing data.
The pairing code is ephemeral
The code lasts only for a few minutes and cannot be reused.
You must enter it immediately and there is absolutely no point in writing it down to use later or to use again.
OK to save.
Once the connection to your locksmith is established, you do not need to use this function again unless you have another locksmith or in the event that the pairing relationship needs to be re-established.
Once the configuration is done, KM8 periodically polls for new data from your locksmith(s).
This happens for users that:
Check for system updates on the publishing serviceis turned on.
Depending on what you are doing, updates from your locksmith may appear immediately or after a few minutes since KM8 strikes the balance of checking for updates without too much aggressive internet activity.
When a data update is available, a yellow banner appears at the bottom of the KM8 main window with information about the updates available.
Download system updates.
Download and import.
Import Systems From ProMaster Master-Keyingwindow which you step through just as you would if the system were emailed to you in a file.
As each system is downloaded and imported, KM8 notifies the publishing service, and the encrypted data is removed from the publishing service.