[Owncloud] Client Side encryption with OwnCloud
paul.greindl at riseup.net
Fri Oct 25 15:00:14 UTC 2013
We would try make client side encryption available for each individual
file, making it possible to encrypt the files you want while preserving
ownClouds web functionality. Then we of course need to be clear about
how to use it and what the encryption feature encrypts. But I think it's
the best solution for owncloud and leaves the freedom to decide to the
user. I don't think that the lack of web interface support for those
encrypted files would be a problem for those seeking maximum security,
at least if we are clear about it from the beginning.
Thanks for your input!
On 2013-10-25 16:41, Klaas Freitag wrote:
> On 25.10.2013 16:16, Paul Greindl wrote:
>> That was what I was talking about, we are going to implement it.
>> Regarding the value, in our project it actually was a quite often
>> requested feature and I personally find it important, too! As I
>> mentioned, not all users have the possibility to host their own server.
>> That's why we decided to focus on encryption. It's all about security!
>> What we need is the opinion of the ownCloud and sync app developers as I
>> guess they have been thinking about how they would like such a feature
>> to be implemented. Also we could check how seafile implemented their
>> client side encryption.
> Well, you would encrypt every file before you upload it with a local
> key. Sounds simple, is probably doable for small files, becomes tricky
> for larger files. You must permit uploads through the web interface
> and webdav.
> I think it does not make too much sense because you loose almost all
> features of the ownCloud web interface, such as viewing files, music etc.
>> On 2013-10-25 15:47, Bernhard Posselt wrote:
>>> Iirc The general opinion was that we focus more on bug fixing than on
>>> features that are very likely to come with tons of bugs, are hard and
>>> time intensive to implement and add little value to the overall user
>>> Chris <fisch.666 at gmx.de> schrieb:
>>>> there are some discussion about client-side encryption available at
>>>> but i don't know if there are any real plans for client-side
>>>> encryption at
>>>> the moment.
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