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How to encrypt files on your Linux servers with gocryptfs

Date 21 Sep 2020
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Posted By Brittany Day
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Looking for a user-friendly encryption tool to secure data on your Linux servers? If so, you'll want to check our gocryptfs. In this tutorial, Jack Wallen demonstrates how to install and use gocryptfs.

 

Your Linux servers probably hold very precious company and/or client data. If that's the case, what do you do to protect it? Yes, you've probably spent an inordinate amount of time hardening your network and maybe you've had a good amount of success at keeping intruders away. But, eventually someone will get in. When they do, is that data protected?

Why not give that data a layer of encryption? With Linux powering your data center servers, there are a number of tools that can help you achieve this. One such tool is gocryptfs. The gocryptfs tool allows you to encrypt only the directories you need. It's lightweight, user-friendly, and secure. Better still, gocryptfs allows you to move those encrypted directories from one system to another. As long as you have the encryption passphrase, those encrypted directories can be seen as portable vaults of data.

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