Thanks everyone for your useful advice. In the end, I opted for EncFS.
Being on Ubuntu+Gnome-Shell this was fairly straightforward to setup.
Source : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/FolderEncryption
After installing EncFS, I also downloaded gnome-encfs which allowed me
to store the passphrase in the Gnome keyring and auto-mount the
encrypted directory on login. Using Gnome-Shell, Cryptkeeper did not
seem to work (the tray icon did not appear anywhere), so I found and
installed another Nautilus extension:
The extension is a short Python script for creating new encrypted
folders and works in tandem with gnome-encfs
Once setup, there's really no maintenance (and no need to enter a
passphrase once logged in). It wasn't quite what I had in mind, but at
least it is convenient. My greatest paranoia is having my laptop
stolen and sensitive data extracted that way.
Unfortunately, gnome-encfs is not in the Ubuntu 'trusted'
repositories... The Python script, however, is short and seems
>> On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 5:47 PM, Per <pmknut...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Is there a Zim plugin for encrypting a wiki and unlocking with a
>> > passphrase?
>> There is not. Current recommendation is to use an encrypted file
>> system. E.g. on Ubuntu Linux there is a standard option to encrypt
>> your home folder. On other systems you can install products that will
>> encrypt a specific folder.
>> Put the zim notebook in such a folder and all is save. Jsut unlock the
>> folder before opening zim (or use the automount plugin.)
>> > If not, then is this something which in principle could be
>> > accomplished with a plugin?
>> In principle yes, but will require some hacking in other parts of zim
>> as well. Would need to add a step in the file system code such that
>> the plugin can decrypt a file before it is read by the notebook.
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