[Owncloud] Client Side encryption with OwnCloud

Klaas Freitag freitag at owncloud.com
Fri Oct 25 19:18:26 UTC 2013

On 25.10.2013 18:47, Paul Greindl wrote:

> @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
> project...
What kind of project is it?
> 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 :)
Yes, of course we can work together to merge it :-)
Just find us on IRC if you have questions.

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[1] http://owncloud.org/contribute

> regards
> Paul
> 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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