Exclude folder from encryption

encryption

#1

Hello ownCloud comunity,

i have a server running onwCloud X which i share with friends and relatives.
I want to allow them to encrypt their data on server side.

The problem is: we have a shared folder with musik, movies, etc. in it. This folder is scanned by another application which allows streaming (Plex). If i enable encryption Plex won't be able to stream those files.

TL; DR
How can i exclude a folder from server side encryption.


#2

I'm not aware of any possibility to configure this.


#3

A possible workaround would be to use an external storage for that collection. When you mount it into ownCloud you can decide if it shall be encrypted or not. https://doc.owncloud.org/server/latest/admin_manual/configuration/files/external_storage_configuration_gui.html#external-storage-mount-options-label


#4

Yes this might be a solution. However, on my settings page is the option "Local" for storage type (shown here: https://doc.owncloud.org/server/latest/admin_manual/configuration/files/external_storage_configuration_gui.html#external-storage-mount-options-label) missing.


#5

This got disabled for security reasons to entertain roles of sysadmin versus ownCloud admin. If you are both, you can enable it in the settings.
"'files_external_allow_create_new_local' => false,
Set this property to true if you want to enable the files_external local mount Option.
Default: false"
https://doc.owncloud.org/server/latest/admin_manual/configuration/server/config_sample_php_parameters.html


#6

Thank you very much! This led me to a solution i'm more than happy with.
Greetings to all OC developers you did an amazing job!