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Update invite codes doc; encompass folder sharing

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crwood committed Apr 4, 2019
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@@ -10,9 +10,7 @@ An _invite code_ is a short combination of numbers and words (e.g., `9-hamburger
What are invite codes used for?
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In Gridsync, invite codes are currently used as a means for storage service providers to send required account-related information to users (such as the address or "introducer fURL" of a storage grid and other important configuration information) without requiring those users to enter this information manually. Knowing and entering an invite code is thus typically sufficient – and is usually the only step required – to configure Gridsync "from scratch" after installation.

In the future, invite codes will be used by Gridsync for additional purposes (like pairing account information to other devices and sharing files and folders between computers or other users).
In Gridsync, invite codes are used as a means of securely transferring credentials to users (such as Tahoe-LAFS storage fURLs or the capabilities needed to join a magic-folder) without requiring users to handle or enter this information manually. Knowing and entering an invite code is thus typically sufficient – and is usually the only step required – to configure Gridsync "from scratch" after installation or to access a folder shared by another device or user.


Why use invite codes (instead of, e.g., passwords or email)?

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