Ticket #145 (accepted enhancement)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

Data Encryption/Decryption on the fly

Reported by: ogegoon@gmail.com Owned by: alamaison
Priority: minor (e.g. uncommon, cosmetic, has workaround) Milestone: 2.0 Extra features
Component: backend Version:
Keywords: Cc:

Description

I just found Swish while looking for a free solution to mount FTP as a drive in windows. Unfortunatelly, it's also missing the feature I need and which is usually available only in paid solutions: encryption of the data stored on the ftp (i.e.: I want my data to be saved encrypted instead of beeing only encrypted during the transfer).

I was thinking about using TrueCrypt? combined with a solution like Swich, but such "virtual drives" are not supported by TrueCrypt? :/

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Change History

comment:1 in reply to: ↑ description Changed 5 years ago by alamaison

  • Status changed from new to accepted
  • Component changed from frontend to backend
  • Milestone set to 2.0 Extra features

Replying to ogegoon@…:

I just found Swish while looking for a free solution to mount FTP as a drive in windows. Unfortunatelly, it's also missing the feature I need and which is usually available only in paid solutions: encryption of the data stored on the ftp (i.e.: I want my data to be saved encrypted instead of beeing only encrypted during the transfer).

Hmmm, this is tricky with something like Swish. What you really need is a transparent filesystem driver for SFTP.

I was thinking about using TrueCrypt? combined with a solution like Swich, but such "virtual drives" are not supported by TrueCrypt? :/

Exactly. Swish is a Namespace Extension meaning it only simulates a filesystem from the point of view of Windows Explorer. Other programs can't access that filesystem.

I suggest looking at something like  Dokan SSHFS which apparently provides a true filesystem driver. I've not tried it myself though.

I'll keep the bug report open in case I think of a clever way to do this in the future.

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