Gnome Encfs Manager – An Ease way to Create a Encrypted Directory in Linux
Gnome Encfs Manager (short name is GEncfsM) is a tool to manage EncFS filesystems in Linux whihc is best alternative for Cryptkeeper and has lots of unique features. It’s very useful when you use EncFS with cloud sync / storage services such as Dropbox, etc.,
GEncfsM is an easy to use manager and mounter for encfs stashes featuring per-stash configuration, Gnome Keyring support (standard authentication mechanism). Tray menu is inspired by Cryptkeeper. You have a option to mount the directory automatically on login.
We can’t say GEncfsM as yet another graphical front-end for encfs because it has lot of features and run more like a daemon. So, configure once and forget. It will works you expected and no need to touch again, it’s tightly integrated into the system and do lots of stuff in the background.
How to install GEncfsM on Ubuntu
Developer offering a PPA for GEncfsM to Ubuntu based derivatives. Just add following PPA and install it.
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gencfsm $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get -y install gnome-encfs-manager
For Debian 8.0
$ sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/moritzmolch:/gencfsm/Debian_8.0/ /' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gnome-encfs-manager.list" $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install gnome-encfs-manager $ wget -nv http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:moritzmolch:gencfsm/Debian_8.0/Release.key -O Release.key $ sudo apt-key add - < Release.key $ sudo apt-get update
For Fedora 25
$ sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:moritzmolch:gencfsm/Fedora_25/home:moritzmolch:gencfsm.repo $ sudo dnf install gnome-encfs-manager
Also follow the additional steps for Wayland user. To use GEncfsM on Gnome with Wayland, first install the following extension.
Enforce the usage of the app-indicator by executing the following command.
$ gnome-encfs-manager set_pref force_traysystem="appindicator" && gnome-encfs-manager --replace
For openSUSE Leap 42.2
$ sudo zypper addrepo http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:moritzmolch:gencfsm/openSUSE_Leap_42.2/home:moritzmolch:gencfsm.repo $ sudo zypper refresh $ sudo zypper install gnome-encfs-manager
How to Use GEncfsM
Hit on the PLUS button (+) and input the requested information like us. Choose your desired directory instead of us and leave mount directory as default, then enter the password and finally hit
Create button to create a encrypted directory.
Configure stash by double clicking on it or go to stash >> configure. Here we can configure mount options and few additional options too.
- Mount the directory on startup
- Mount the directory when its available
- Save the password in keyring
- Open the file manager, after mounting the directory
- Show try menu for GEncfsM