This is the intersection where all your Ai-Fi utilities and tools converge. It runs right off your
smart phone where all copies of your Ai-Fi accounts and credentials, including
all private keys, are stored. In addition to physically in possession of this Ai-Fi phone, a
PIN code is required to log into this app as the second authentication factor. It also hosts
the master copy of your Ai-Fi Domain database. Ai-Fi.net
trusts the sandbox, the secure container, the TPM (Trusted Platform Module),
and other security apparatus built into your mobile phones.
Not surprisingly, you will experience some grief if you lose your smart phone. There is a recovery option instituted as the last resort under that unfortunate scenario.
The Ai-Fi Home Server is the gateway that governs and regulates the traffic in and out of a specific branch within the Ai-Fi domain. It may be a standalone device, frequently seen embodied in a Raspberry Pi, or installed as software onto many supported PC platforms, including Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac, and Linux. It is common to co-host various Internet services on the Home Server.
Each branch maintains an ACL (Access Control List) on its APs that specifies those accounts permitted to visit. Additional firewall policies are available to further refine the access privileges. Make sure you are authorized for your intended destination branches.
Your mobile phone is your primary control point. Ai-Fi Central software takes advantage of your phone's portability, built-in security, protected keychain, QR code shortcut, encrypted storage, and many other benefits. Your other PC or Mac devices are not reliable or mobile enough to run Ai-Fi Central, but are good data entry apparatus for many input-intensive applications. To enhance your Ai-Fi experience, you many install on them the Ai-Fi PC apps per their respective platforms in order to run secure browsing or secure email that call for larger displays. Note that they will not run without first being attached to an Ai-Fi Central.