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Encrypted Folder

Post by abattez » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:24 am

greeting
I would like to create an encrypted folder on my NAS (TS-253B) and be able to access it from outside, and be able to access the files by typing a password. Is this possible ?
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Re: Encrypted Folder

Post by dolbyman » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:57 am

define "outside"

encrypting is not your main issue here..it's exposing your nas is...

a vpn is advised for outside access

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Re: Encrypted Folder

Post by abattez » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:23 am

When I say "outside" it is outside my home, through the Internet.
I'm not very comfortable with security issues, I thought that setting up the NAS so that it wouldn't allow any access other than me would be enough for my files to be protected. Can you direct me to a dedicated security tutorial for my NAS?

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Re: Encrypted Folder

Post by dolbyman » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:54 am

so use a vpn

on a hardware appliance or router (preferred)
or the nas
https://www.qnap.com/en-us/how-to/tutor ... vpn-server

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Re: Encrypted Folder

Post by abattez » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:51 pm

Thank you for your answer, I will study the link you provided me.

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Re: Encrypted Folder

Post by abattez » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:40 am

Hello,
Back to my original question, is it possible to create an encrypted folder on the NAS?
Thank you

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Re: Encrypted Folder

Post by dolbyman » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:26 am

yes..you can encrypt a folder on the nas (see manual)

that does not help you to share it via the web though...it would prevent access to that folder if the physical unit or drives are stolen

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Re: Encrypted Folder

Post by OneCD » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:45 am

QTS does offer an encrypted folder feature.

However, to unlock (decrypt) a folder, you need to login to the QTS web UI. A shared folder can't be unlocked with some sort of remote password prompt at the time you attempt access to your share (I think this is what you're asking about).

Suggest you use a VPN to remote access your LAN, and ensure this shared folder is only accessible by you by setting the correct share folder access permissions. This keeps others on the LAN from accessing this share, and means you won't need to use NAS folder encryption.

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