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Security

Encrypt your files with a password that only you know

PREMIUM FEATURE

Use odrive to secure your files everywhere. With a Premium subscription, you can create a special folder of encrypted content in any storage that you've linked to odrive. The file contents and even file and folder names are scrambled so anyone looking at your files will be unable to make sense of them.

Files are locally decrypted in the odrive Encryptor folder and encrypted before reaching the cloud.

ZERO-KNOWLEDGE ENCRYPTION

You can set a passphrase for each encrypted folder that only you know. The passphrase never leaves your computer or makes it to any of our servers. Consequently, we cannot help you if you lose or forget your passphrase. All encryption and decryption takes place client-side, so you are covered on an end-to-end basis. This means that nobody in the chain of custody (odrive employees, your storage provider, or your internet service provider) can see your files decrypted.

CONVENIENT ACCESS

When you access your files through the special Encryptor folder in your odrive folder, the file and folder names are unscrambled so you can see your files like normal. When you access a file through Encryptor, the contents are decrypted when downloaded. You can make changes to files directly. Any changes to files or newly added files get encrypted (with their file names scrambled) before uploading to your remote storage.

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Sharing Encrypted Files

You can use the Spaces method of sharing storage in order to share folders that have been encrypted in odrive.

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What if I stop paying for Premium?

You will still be able to access your encrypted files on a read-only basis. No new files or file edits added within the Encryptor folder will upload to your storage until you've resumed your Premium subscription. We will never trap you out of access to your files.

In fact, a simple command line python utility exists that can decrypt your files in Encryptor. It is proof that you only need access to your storage and the passphrase you used to encrypt the files in order to decrypt your files.

There is nothing magic about how our encryption works. It uses proven and secure industry standard methods and essentially hinges on the fact that only you know your passphrase. We view our job as just providing a convenient way through the Encryptor folder of accessing your encrypted content just like any other sync folder that you're used to using in odrive.

Contact support at [email protected] if you ever have any questions about how to get to your encrypted data.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Here are some additional places to go for more information:

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What's Next

Unified access to your storage is just the first step. Learn how odrive empowers any storage linked to your account with additional capabilities:

Sync
Sharing
Protection
Security

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Encrypt your files with a password that only you know

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