An Approval Group is a set of PreVeil users who can help you recover your private key in the event that you’ve lost all your phones and computers that have PreVeil installed on them (i.e. you’ve lost all copies of your private key).
What is an Approval Group?
How Approval Groups Work
You can think of your Approval Group as though you cut your house key into pieces and gave each piece to a neighbor. None of these people can recover your key by themselves, but together they can help you get what you need.
It’s very important that you set up an Approval Group so that you’ll be able to recover your private key if you lose all your devices.
Managing Your Approval Group
You decide how many people you want in your Approval Group, and you also decide how many must agree before your private key can be recovered. For example, you can create a recovery group made up of five friends or colleagues, specifying that any three of them have to agree in order for your private key to be recovered.