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Re: Encrypted Zim wiki


I use encfs myself.

I'm against putting crypto functions into Zim -- it's out of scope and
dangerous. As a developer, every time you take on functions like that, and
handle keys (user types in passphrase, for example) you open yourself to
the possibility of screwing up and putting users' data at risk. As much as
possible we should leave the implementation to security-obsessed experts.

For the quickest solution, I think TrueCrypt is the easiest to setup and
works the same on all supported platforms. It only introduces one extra
step in daily use before you open a notebook.

Brendan Kidwell
On Mar 15, 2013 3:16 AM, "Jaap Karssenberg" <jaap.karssenberg@xxxxxxxxx>

> On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 5:47 PM, Per <pmknutsen@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > Is there a Zim plugin for encrypting a wiki and unlocking with a
> passphrase?
> There is not. Current recommendation is to use an encrypted file
> system. E.g. on Ubuntu Linux there is a standard option to encrypt
> your home folder. On other systems you can install products that will
> encrypt a specific folder.
> Put the zim notebook in such a folder and all is save. Jsut unlock the
> folder before opening zim (or use the automount plugin.)
> > If not, then is this something which in principle could be
> > accomplished with a plugin?
> In principle yes, but will require some hacking in other parts of zim
> as well. Would need to add a step in the file system code such that
> the plugin can decrypt a file before it is read by the notebook.
> Regards,
> Jaap
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