Using FUSE encfs in a graphical way

(5 comments)

If you want to use encfs module from FUSE to encrypt some of your files and do not want to go into the command line to mount and unmount that encrypted folder, here is what you do:

Add a line such as this to your /etc/fstab:


encfs#/home/aigarius/.crypt/ /home/aigarius/crypt fuse rw,user,noauto 0 0

Where '/home/aigarius/.crypt' is the folder where you have created an encrypted folder (with "encfs /home/aigarius/.crypt /home/aigarius/crypt" command) and '/home/aigarius/crypt' being the place where you want to mount to see the decrypted files.

After you boot into Gnome, you go to Places->Computer, right-click on 'crypt' drive icon and select "Mount". It will prompt you for the passwrd and mount the folder. Unmounting will disconnect it. Enjoy.

Currently unrated

Comments

Carl van Tonder 9 years, 7 months ago

Thanks for the excellent tip --- is there any way of getting GNOME to re-read /etc/fstab without rebooting or re-staring GNOME?

Link | Reply

dim4ik 9 years, 7 months ago

Try:
mount -a

Link | Reply

egan 9 years, 7 months ago

Did you know cryptkeeper ?

http://www.tomatarium.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/cryptkeeper.html

Link | Reply

Oben Sonne 7 years, 7 months ago

To automatically mount EncFS folders using GNOME'S keyring, you could have a try with gnome-encfs: http://bitbucket.org/obensonne/gnome-encfs

This tool comes in handy if you use rather long passwords for EncFS folders which are painful to type in on every mount.

Link | Reply

Harvie.CZ 6 years, 3 months ago

This is not working with latest Nautilus or with Thunar :(
Do you have any tricks to get it working again?

Link | Reply

New Comment

required

required (not published)

optional

Recent Posts

Archive

2017
2016
2015
2014
2013
2012
2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005

Categories

Authors

Feeds

RSS / Atom