Secure Search: Overview



Secure Search is Atakama's integrated search engine that is capable of searching the contents of encrypted files. Secure Search's unique and innovative design allows users to search through encrypted files without the need to decrypt the files or to generate an unencrypted search index, both of which present security risks. The native operating system search function will not be able to index the contents of encrypted files. However, Atakama does not encrypt filenames so users can continue to use the native operating system search function to search filenames. Initiating a Secure Search requires the user to approve MofNop

To use Secure Search:

  1. Click the Atakama icon in your system tray.
  2. Type the search term into the "Search Files" area.
  3. Tap "enter".
  4. Approve the MofNop on your mobile device.

The search results will appear after the MofNop is approved. The greater the number of files being searched, the longer the search results can take. Search results will be clearly designated as either "filename" or "content" to let the user know where the search term is located within each of the search results.

Files listed in the search results pane can be opened by double clicking on them.

Enabling/Disabling Indexing

Secure Search requires indexing to be enabled within the Options tab of the Control Center. Atakama's Secure Search indexes are always encrypted and are never plain text.

Supported File Types

File TypesSoftware
.ods, .odt, .odp, .odg, .fodp, .fods, .fodt, .fodgOpenOffice
.xlsb, .xls, .ppt, .pptx, .doc, .docx, .rtfMicrosoft Office
.pages, .numbers, .keyApple Pages, Numbers, KeyNote
.pdfAdobe Acrobat


Stopwords are common words that Secure Search does not include in content queries. These words can still be searched for in filename queries. 

"a", "an", "and", "are", "as", "at", "be", "but", "by", "for", "if", "in", "into", "is", "it", "no", "not", "of", "on", "or", "such", "that", "the", "their", "then", "there", "these", "they", "this", "to", "was", "will", "with"

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