Folder Encryption in Ubuntu

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by Riverrun, Aug 18, 2009.

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  1. Riverrun

    Riverrun Registered Member

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    Hi Folks,
    I have a folder that I'd like to encrypt using the right-click option in Ubuntu but I'm not sure how to go about it.

    Basically, when I right click on the folder, I see an option called: Encrypt...
    Clicking on this option brings up the Password and Encryption Keys Manager. I click on File/New and get three choices none of which seem to fit the bill. They are Secure shell key which would be useful if I want to tunnel, PGP Key which is for encrypting Email traffic and Password Keyring for application and Network Passwords.

    Surely I'm missing something. There must be a simple way to encrypt a folder without resorting to Ccrypt or Truecrypt.

    Can anyone help me out here?
     
  2. Riverrun

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    Cryptkeeper is in the repositories and it does the job easily and simply.
     
  3. chronomatic

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    PGP (GPG) can encrypt files. You just have to set it up.
     
  4. Riverrun

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    I tried PGP but I couldn't get it to work, maybe I should have logged out and in again.
     
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