The Icare Assistant software allows you to unlock a computer using an Aeklys by Stark ring.
Go to the top of this page and download the Windows version.
Choose the "Run" option instead of "Save as". Once downloaded, the installer will launch automatically.
You may need to authorize the installation, if you see this screen, click "Yes".
Then choose the language of the installer:
The installer will then launch, click on "Next".
Then wait while the files are copied to your machine.
At the end of the installation you can choose to launch the Icare Wizard, the option is checked by default. If you update the tool you can uncheck this option.
Click on "Finish", congratulations, you have installed the Icarus Assistant! You MUST restart your computer to apply these changes.
The following steps detail the installation of the Icare Assistant software.
You must have root access to your machine, if not contact your system administrator.
In some versions of Debian, a bug prevents you from directly installing a package via the "Open with Gdebi" option. You will have to download and install it with the manager of your choice, or simply double click on the .deb to open it with Gdebi.
Click on "Install package" and enter your password if requested. The installation will begin. You will see this screen if everything goes well.
Congratulations, the tool is installed.
Go to the top of this page and download the macOS version. The wizard is supported for Catalina and Big Sur versions.
Choose the "Open with Installer" option rather than "Save as". Once downloaded the installer will launch automatically.
The installer will then launch, click on "Continue".
During the installation you will see the following window, accept.
Then wait while the files are copied to your machine. The following screen will mark the end of the installation.
Congratulations, you have installed the Icarus Assistant! Click on " Close ", the wizard will start automatically.
Using the Wizard
Once the software is installed, all you have to do is configure your ring.
To do this, launch Icare Assistant:
Click on "CONTINUE". The tool will remind you to connect an NFC reader.
Click on " CONTINUE ". The tool will ask you to enter your password, the one for your session.
Click on "CONTINUE". The tool will ask you to enter your PIN. You will find it in your Aeklys application, section COMPUTER.
Click on " CONTINUE ", present your Aeklys on your NFC reader and press the Wave Control® with your thumb. Be careful not to let go of the sensor or move your Aeklys before the end of the communication.
If all goes well you will see the following screen, if not an error screen will be displayed with instructions.
Congratulations, the Icarus assistant is installed and configured.
You will be able to unlock your session using your Aeklys *.
To improve the experience and security we will deliver updates.
If a new update is available, you will see this screen when you launch your session:
Click continue, the wizard will then download the update.
Once the update is downloaded the wizard will close and the installer will start. The rest is the same as for the installation.
- Under Windows, the unlocking solution will be fully functional only after a reboot.
- Under macOS, the first unlocking will require the user's password.
- On macOS and Windows, a major upgrade may require re-installing the wizard.
- On Debian, depending on the desktop environment the PAM module will behave slightly differently. Icare Assistant is tested with GDM.