Stable PPA: gencfsm
Ubuntu package: gnome-encfs-manager
- Introduction to EncFS (from the EncFS website) - includes benefits and drawbacks of the EncFS approach
Mounting as a media device
To mount as a user-controlled media mountpoint, see How do I mount to /media/username/mountpoint?
sudo access to mounted folder
Once mounted as a above, the folder will not be accessible by others users, including sudo/root. To allow this:
- Unmount the folder
- Give permission for all users to read /etc/fuse.conf
- Edit /etc/fuse.conf to include the line user_allow_other
- Open the folder mount configuration
- Tick "Allow other users to access this stash"
- Mount the folder again
- You will now be able to navigate into the folder / access files using sudo
The default GEncfsM / encfs settings create a folder that cannot support hardlinks. If you require hardlinks, you will have to create your encfs folder manually, and manage it with GEncfsM thereafter:
- First, create your own encfs folder:
encfs /PATH/TO/ENCRYPTED /PATH/TO/TARGET
- You will be guided by an interactive CLI prompt. When asked, select "standard" rather than "expert" or "paranoid".
- Unmount the newly created folder.
- In GEncfsM, create a mount using the existing folder.