This document aims to create a shared understanding of what some terms mean in the context of the R3 documentation.
Share (Content) - The collection of data (link, text, image, or file) that the user is trying to share or receive using R3.
Share ID - The identifier that is used to both identify and encrypt a share; this is the part of the link after the hash (i.e.:
Il2.exa.mpl.ejR is the Share ID in
Share Hash - The SHA-512 hash derived from the Share ID that is sent to our servers and stored in our DB.
Share Key - A SHA-256 encryption key derived using the Share ID and the Share Salt and used to generate the Encrypted Content from a Share.
Encrypted (Share) Content - The Share after it’s encrypted using AES-GCM, a key derived from the Share ID, and a randomly generated IV .
(Share) Encryption IV - A randomly generated IV used for the encryption.
Expiration Time - The expiration time in seconds before a share is deleted by a server. The countdown starts when the share is added to the DB.
Expiration Views / Max Views - The number of views or queries for a given share before the server removes it.