[Owncloud] Client Side encryption with OwnCloud

Paul Greindl paul.greindl at riseup.net
Fri Oct 25 16:47:38 UTC 2013

Hi again!

@Cornelius For us who will be hosting ownCloud for other people to use 
this is likewise important as I can't expect anyone to fully trust our 

I'm also wondering if there is any chance to get a feature like this 
merged with the main owncloud sync client? Otherwise it will mean much 
wasted resources if we need to patch each and every new release of the 
client. Hope to hear from one of the core developers :)



On 2013-10-25 18:34, Cornelius Schumacher wrote:
> On Friday 25 October 2013 Klaas Freitag wrote:
>> 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.
> To me client-side encryption is the one big missing feature in ownCloud. This
> would enable hosting it on an server you don't control, and still have full
> ownership and control of your data.
> Of course you would lose some convenience and some features, but if it's all
> about convenience and features, and not about control of your data, then I can
> also go with Google or similar services.
> Is it hard to implement such a feature? Hell yes. But that's part of the fun
> and the value.

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