Create Hidden And Password-Protected Folders In Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx 1


This brief tutorial will show you how to create an encrypted and password protected folder in Ubuntu Lucid or Maverick with Cryptkeeper. Cryptkeeper is an system tray applet that lets you create encrypted and password protected folders in Ubuntu that can’t be seen or accessed by other users without proper authentication.

 

Getting started:

 

To get started, go to Applications –> Ubuntu Software Center.

 

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Then search and install ‘Cryptkeeper’:

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After installing, go to Applications –> System Tools –> Cryptkeeper.

 

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Cryptkeeper will automatically attach itself to the top panel.

 

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To create an encrypted protected folder, click on Cryptkeeper applet and select ‘New encrypted folder’

 

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Then type the folder name and where to save the folder and click ‘Forward’.

 

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Type the password and click ‘Forward’.

 

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The folder will be created and ready to be used.

 

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To access all encrypted folder, click on Cryptkeeper applet on the panel and select each folder.

 

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Type the password before it is mounted to be accessed.

 

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Enjoy!

 

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  • Axel

    According to BUG https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/cryptkeeper/+bug/182535 cryptkeeper does not umount the directories on unmount. If you put the following script/code into “/etc/gdm/PostSession/Default” ALL enfs filesystems will be unmounted on logout. Be aware, that temporary folders are deleted as well. If you don’t like this, remove “system(“rm -rf ” $0);” in the line between do and done:

    for dir in “$(cat /etc/mtab | grep encfs | awk ‘{print $2}’ | sed -e ‘s/40/ /g’)”
    do
    echo “${dir}” | awk ‘{system(“umount ” $0); system(“rm -rf ” $0);}’
    done