I’m using Ubuntu 21.04. I want to encrypt a single small file with a simple GUI based encryption app. Any suggestions? Must be GUI and not CLI.
I don’t want to mess with key management. I just want to encrypt the file and assign a decrypt password to the file.
I prefer an app that is not old and outdated and no longer maintained.
I tried using seahorse-nautilus but it doesn’t work.
Usually it’s the other way around. You’d want an app that’s being maintained.
Anyway, i use veracrypt as my go to app for encryption.
VeraCrypt is free open-source disk encryption software for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. In case an attacker forces you to reveal the password, VeraCrypt provides plausible deniability. In contrast to file encryption, data encryption performed by...
I am not sure if it is available in Gnome at all but I use KDE Vaults on Plasma. It is super easy to set up, and use. The nice thing is, you can open and shut the vaults as needed. I think it is a much better method than file system encryption but that is just an opinion.
@CubicleNate and @Eltuxo I ran across a page that discussed LibreOffice file password protection and encryption. It’s perfect for my purposes. Thanks for your suggestions.
@astronautsupplier From what I can see 7zip for Linux only available in CLI mode. I don’t like CLI apps and avoid them when a GUI alternative is available.
I’m not sure what a “distro built in archive utulity” is. I’ll start researching. Thanks!
Could someone mark this thread as “Solved”? Thanks.
Cool. Thanks for the link. Now researching it. I’m using Gnome.
Gnome Disks allows one to optionally LUKS-encrypt an EXT4 partition, at the time you create said partition. That’s my go-to for full-partition encryption.
I think my Home partition is already LUKSed. I was looking for a simple app to encrypt and password protect a singe small file.
Could someone mark this thread as Solved? Thanks.