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Samba files Encryption

By dcmwai ·
Do anyone thinking about encrypt some files in samba so it can only be view by the specify group that login from windows.
even you login from the linux it will secure the files as well?

Do anyone know software that do that?

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by bg4 In reply to Samba files Encryption

Assuming the windows clients are using an Office package, my suggestion would be to use the document encryption function within the package. Then only members of the group need to know the password.

Hope this helps.

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by dcmwai In reply to Samba files Encryption

This would be useless for MS Office cause the code can be easily hacked.

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by step_off71 In reply to Samba files Encryption

Do you really need encryption ?
If the security of the Samba is propper configured and the access restrictions on the shares are placed it will not be possible to access the shares.

For configuring the Samba look at http://www.techrepublic.com/forumqa/thread_detail.jhtml?thread_id=98329 .

If you use Share level security the user can only access the share with the knowledge of the password.
If you use the User level the authentication will take place on the Linux machine on which you canadd groups and give the share group or username access.
If you use the Server level make sure the groups and or users are propperly configured on the authentication server

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by the-shelter In reply to Samba files Encryption

Using Samba as authentication server offers enough security.
For a detailled ('book') description go to http://samba.he.net/using_samba/
especially chaper 6 http://samba.he.net/using_samba/ch06_01.html
should show you that an extra encryption isdefinitely not necessary
the_shelter

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