Supported for data encryption?


#1

Hey team, loving the relatively quick progress on oDrive 2!

Unfortunately, I’ve had to go back to oDrive 1! so I have access to my all encrypted data in oDrive1.

When will the oDrive 2 supported for data encryption to let me use oDrive 2 mobile and desktop client to access oDrive 1 encrypted folder ?

Cheers!


#2

Hey @angelmic, thank you! Yes, we have encryption in our pipeline and we are working to get it out as soon as we possibly can.

Meanwhile, if you haven’t already, you should check out Odrive2 for desktop and try out the features we recently rolled out :slight_smile:

Thanks!


#3

Thanks Navya, where can I get the Mac desktop client for oDrive 2 ?


#4

Is there any possibility we can get some sort of filename collapsing or an option to turn on shorter filenames even if that means a higher chance of collision? When using encryption with OneDrive you hit the filename character limit extremely quick.


#5

Hi @naterik,
The first phase of the new odrive2 encryption will be a data-only encryption. This means you won’t have the filename encryption, which we know may be a deal-breaker for some, but it will provide a baseline, easy-to-use, zero-knowledge encryption method for user data that will not hit the typical issues with filename encryption (path length, organization, portability across clients, overhead, etc). odrive1 encryption feedback has shown us that there are lots of folks that would prefer this for their use cases.

Beyond phase one, we are looking at ways to reduce the path length when using filename encryption.


#6

Hi @angelmic,
We don’t have a mac desktop client available yet, but it is in the works.


#7

My primary use case for odrive is to backup my files to an encrypted location - sync is secondary. Encrypting includes encrypting the filenames, not just the data.

I’ve been using odrive1 with filename encryption with no problem (other than lots of sync activity that I don’t really want). I haven’t provided feedback because I don’t have any problems with it. It may be true that the majority of the feedback you are receiving makes it seem like data-only encryption is preferred, but I don’t think that is an accurate assumption. The majority of people don’t provide feedback unless they are not happy with the way something is working.

I would expect that only when you roll out odrive2 data-only encryption will you be getting feedback that “lots of folks” want filename encryption…

Why wouldn’t the first phase of odrive2 use the existing filename encryption from odrive1 if it already works? You could add data-only encryption as another option following that.

You had been promising backup in odrive1, now it looks like that is only part of odrive2 - but not with the same encryption capability as odrive1. As it now stands you provide all of the capability I want (backup and filename encryption) but you’ve split it across two different products and I can’t actually use it.


#8

Thanks for your feedback @ericb. I have passed on your comments to the product to make sure they saw them.

I agree that having filename encryption is a nice feature and it is something we’d like to offer in the future.