Retroshare is a private sharing platform without servers between users. It allows people to share files anonymously with their community of friends and open encrypted chat, based on the web-OpenSSL protocol.
When you launch the program for the first time, you need to select a username and password, and create a ‘certificate’ by clicking the relative button.
The certificate is what you send to your friends so that they can accept you in their network. In order to know what your unique code is, go to the Friend menu, select your name and choose the Export Friend option.
You can also add a user, by clicking the Invite Friend tool. Before joining a group or accepting someone, your certificate needs to be approved, or ‘trusted’.
These are all procedures you can do from the ‘Friend’ menu.
Retroshare opens up a new way to exchange files with friends. Its tagline is, is “no more P2P, peer-to-peer, but F2F or friend-to-friend”.