[owncloud-devel] questions on Owncloud Client...

Mathieu Bourrier mathieu.bourrier at startmail.com
Fri Dec 26 23:59:49 GMT 2014

Hello Kindermann,

That is good timing as I began working on this feature recently.
As of now I'm working on the design of the solution ; you're welcome to join in if you're interested.

Some useful links :
- first mail here in the mailing list : https://mailman.owncloud.org/pipermail/devel/2014-November/000719.html (the goal behind it and how I plan to work on it)
- ongoing discussion with other people on the topic : https://github.com/owncloud/core/issues/106#issuecomment-67778358
- the design document (this is a work in progress) : https://cloud.airmail.fr/public.php?service=files&t=a9fe1a55a59374dd6bc399f4ff4d60db

Also, if you're looking for the code of the server-side encryption that would be here :

Doing client-side encryption is more than just porting code from the server to the client though.
It is not really about moving the encryption load from the server to the client : it is about moving the trust from the server to the client.
The fact that the server becomes an untrusted party changes a lot of things.

Anyway, looking forward to hear from you


> Le 26 déc. 2014 à 17:56, Yu Nong <herrnong at gmail.com> a écrit :
> Hi guys,
> May I ask you some questions about Owncloud client:
> Recently I have received an internship Task from my University, which is mainly about enhancement of owncloud security. I am thinking of doing the owncloud client side encryption before it upload files to the owncloud server. 
> I have figured out from the server manual that there has already been an encryption functionality on the server side. (but I have not yet found the source code which is responsible for that? where is it?) My idea is really, to firstly trim and then transplant the code from the server side encryption to the owncloud client.(Is that possible?) Now since I am brand new in Owncloud and you are experts, could you tell me which parts of the owncloud client source code are relevant to that, and therefore I should touch, and how I should do that? There are lots of files in the owncloud client directory, do you have any tips how I can understand them as efficient as possible?
> Thank you in advance,
> Kindermann
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