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[resolved] Document encryption (2 posts)

  1. theWebalyst
    Posted 4 years ago #

    This is both a general WordPress question and plugin specific.

    I'm wondering about using this plugin for serving documents more generally, as a replacement for 3rd party cloud storage where security is universally weak to non-existent.

    So have you considered supporting encryption of documents on upload (on the client)?

    Groupworking with this level of security would I think make it into an outstanding "must-have" product when people begin to realise how vulnerable their data is in the cloud. Currently there is too much ignorance over these issues, but that will change when bad things start to happen, which is inevitable!

    Mark (in London)


  2. Ben Balter
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    Yes and no. If you take a look at the code cookbook, there are two API hooks specifically built in to help with restful state encryption.

    Encryption itself is a bit beyond my area of expertise, and because everyone would have a different standard, would be difficult to include out of the box.

    If you have a 3d party encryption program or PHP library, it's *very* easy to integrate, would just require a small coding lift (see the example code for more details).

    If you do add any sort of encryption functionality, would love to see it. Please let me know.

    You could also encrypt the files locally (e.g., PGP), and then upload them if you want the transport to be secure. The plugin never looks inside the document itself.

    Hope that helps,
    - Ben

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