[Samba] File encryption

John Lewis oflameo2 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 23 02:12:24 MST 2014

On 11/23/2014 03:13 AM, d.carrasco at ttu.es wrote:
> Hi, that's truth ;)
> I forgot to say that is only curiosity ;)
> I was talking about something like windows option (right click
> properties -> Advanced -> encrypt content...), but i'm not really sure
> if that really works :P
> Something like: if a user copy a file from server allow it usage in
> every PC where he's logged (or anyone with permissions in that file),
> but disallow to user reasd that file without be logged (in home for
> exampled). Really it's a lot of work implement something like that and
> sure that you need to install 3rd party software on clients to allow
> windows to read permissions from file in AD, and get decryption key.
> Thanks all!!

That effect isn't from Window's implementation of SMB at all. It is from
EFS http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc700811.aspx.

If you are running Samba on Linux you could try similar file systems
such as encfs https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/EncFS.

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