Cryptkeeper – An easy way to Encrypt & Decrypt Folders or Directories in Linux
Your personal documents are stored in Linux system and you want to encrypt the documents (protect the folder with password) to avoid anyone to access the folder without a password. If someone gain your system access, still you can defense the personal documents.
In Linux few good applications are available for this purpose (I got the application lists, after spent some time with Google). Today we are going to show you about Cryptkeeper.
Please make a note, if you ever forgot the password, you cannot recover the data because it uses very strong encryption.
What’s Cryptkeeper ?
Cryptkeeper is a Free, open source Linux system tray applet that manages EncFS encrypted folders. It’s one of the popular GUI application that uses EncFS in background and available in most of the major distribution but not installed default.
What’s EncFS ?
EncFS provides an encrypted file system in user-space. It runs without any special permissions and uses the FUSE library module to provide the file system interface.
How to install Cryptkeeper ?
Cryptkeeper package is available in most of the Linux distribution official repository, so you can easily install it with help of distribution Package Manager.
[Install Cryptkeeper on Debian/Ubuntu/Mint] $ sudo apt-get install cryptkeeper [Install Cryptkeeper on Fedora] $ sudo dnf install cryptkeeper [Install Cryptkeeper on openSUSE] $ sudo zypper install cryptkeeper [Install Cryptkeeper on Arch Linux based system] $ yaourt -S cryptkeeper
Launch and Use Cryptkeeper
How to create an encrypted folder ?
Click on the cryptkeeper applet to bring up the list, here choose
New encrypted folder, Enter the folder name and select where to save the folder then click
Forward button. Now, provide the password for the folder and hit
Forward button, that’s it your password protected folder is read to use.