Create&Bootstrap your own organization

Once installed, the Parsec client must be connected to an organization that have been created on a Parsec server.

The simplest way to do that is to join the Parsec SAAS service and create an organization from there. This should provides you with an organization bootstrap URL in the style parsec://saas.parsec.cloud/TestOrg?action=bootstrap_organization&token=e5d61d7eb1d94fd32.

Note

Another possibility (though more technical) is to host you own Parsec server and create the organization on it using the Parsec CLI. You can read about this in the the Hosting server part.

This URL is needed to bootstrap the organization by registering yourself as its first user and device. Clicking on the URL should bring up Parsec client (starting it if needed) with the following view:

Organization bootstrap process

Note

If clicking on the URL doesn’t work, you can also use the Enter a URL manually dialog.

Few key points here:

  • User name is the name you’ll be referenced by from within the organization

  • Device name is the name your current hardware will be referenced by (e.g. people will see the work you’ve done on this computer as from Alice@laptop)

  • The password is used to encrypt your user&device private keys on your computer.

Note

The keys stored encrypted on your computer are what makes Parsec secure. Hence there is no way to recover if you lost them (e.g. if you computer is stolen) or if you forget the password protecting them.

To avoid losing access to your data you should always have multiple devices or share your workspaces with other users.