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Re: [Orgmode] Feature request: Selective encryption

From: Carsten Dominik
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Feature request: Selective encryption
Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2007 12:29:49 +0200

On Aug 31, 2007, at 21:28, John Wiegley wrote:

Carsten Dominik <address@hidden> writes:

I do think this would be a useful feature. Some properties I'd find useful:

- Use symmetric encryption

- Be able to recognize if an entry is encrypted

- Leave the headline of the entry alone and only encrypt the text below it
and the subtree, if present

- Support something like a CRYPT tag, leading to automatic encryption when the file is saved, to make sure encrypted entries are never saved in clear

- Use only a single password per file, so once one entry is decrypted,
  others will open without an additional password prompt.

Something like this.

Yes, this is just what I'm thinking too, though I'd like the option of binding
different CRYPT tags to different keys or passwords.  So, I could have
WORK_CRYPT, HOME_CRYPT, etc., and each would have its own separate protection. This would allow multiple people to have their own private regions within the
same org-mode file.

Excellent idea, I did not think about this possibility.

I should be able to create an external module for this that does not affect org.el at all, but just adds keybindings to org-mode-map and after-save-hook.

Cool.  Please do!

I have tried to read the allout documentation about it and found
it entirely undigestible for the cryptographically uninitiated.
I hope you can explain it better.

- Carsten

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