SiriKali is a Qt/C++ GUI application that manages ecryptfs,cryfs,encfs,gocryptfs and securefs encrypted folders.

In a sense,it is a universal frontend to folder based encryption in linux.
Last changelog:

1.2.9 14 days ago

-- Fix a crash on exit in OSX.
-- Show all crypto options when creating Cryfs volume.


6 months ago

Hi, nice app, please add link for Gentoo linux system -->
Thanks :)



6 months ago


I have also added it to the official download page of the project at


1.2.9 14 days ago

-- Fix a crash on exit in OSX.
-- Show all crypto options when creating Cryfs volume.

1.2.8 22 days ago

-- Add a GUI way to set options when creating a securefs volume.
-- Add a GUI way to set options when creating a cryfs volume.
-- Agg a GUI way to display gocryptfs volume properties.
-- Better mount/unmount events monitoring on OSX.
-- Set it as a run time option(off by default) to support ecryptfs-simple backend that does not have suid bit set. A user
will be asked to allow polkit support on first attempt.

1.2.7 2 months ago

-- Add ability to add mount options to a favorite entry.

1.2.6 3 months ago

-- Add a build time option(-DUSE_POLKIT=true) to support ecryptfs-simple backend
build without suid bit set. This option will generate a polkit prompt on program
start giving bad user experience. Enable it only if ecryptfs-simple backend is a
necessary backend to have and it has to be installed without suid bit.
-- Default to not using a passward manager when unlocking volumes from favorites list.
-- Add an option to lock all unlocked volumes and quit the application on success.
-- Add a config option to run arbitrary command on successful mount attempt(arguments
to the command will be cipher folder,plain folder and volume type).
-- All operations around locking and unlocking of volumes can now be done from CLI.
-- Add a plugin that allows generation of a key using a key+keyfile combination
through a user configured external application. A user for example can set gpg as an
external application so that they can extract a key from a gpg encrypted keyfile.
-- Add a config option to disable displaying of passwords.
-- Add ability to store passwords in OSX keychain.

1.2.3 6 months ago

-- Make it possible to unlock a volume from favorite list without using key storage system.

1.2.2 7 months ago

Add support for creating and unlocking ecryptfs volumes.

The above support is enabled by a backend called ecryptfs-simple[1].


1.2.1 8 months ago

-- Maintanance release.
-- FIX BUG: Dont generate an update warning prompt on startup when auto check for updates is set but the application
is started while the system has no internet connection.
-- FIX BUG: Dont auto delete mount folders when a volumes was unmounted outside of SiriKali.
-- FIX BUG: Populate $PATH variable properly before calling backends since some backends fails without it.
-- FIX BUG: The build process failed to build on Qt4

version 1.2.0 9 months ago

version 1.2.0
-- Add ability to add a favorite volume with mount options(external config file path,idle timeout,auto mount).
-- Add a GUI option to select what secure key storage backend to use when auto mounting volumes.

version 1.1.0
-- Add ability to automount favorites volumes on program start up time.
-- Add ability to automount favorites volumes when they become available ie,when the files systems the volume
resides in is mounted.

1.0.0 11 months ago

-- Initial release.
-- Can create and unlock Cryfs Volumes.
-- Can create and unlock Encfs Volumes.
-- Can create and unlock Gocryptfs Volumes.
-- Can create and unlock Securefs Volumes.
-- Can save and retrieve volumes keys from KDE wallet,GNOME's libsecret and an internal
secured storage system backed by libgcrypt.
-- Can save favorite volumes for easier access to frequently used volumes.
-- Can use keys derived from passphrases,keyfiles and a combination of a passphrase and a keyfile.
-- Can be build with Qt4(default) or with Qt5.
-- Can measure password strength when creating a new volume.
The support is added using libpwquality project:

-- Add ability to unmount all volumes at the same time(Menu->UnmountAll)
-- Add ability to generate mounting dialog with a single action(Menu->Favorites->Mount All)

-- Add French translations.

-- Add ability to auto unlock a volume from CLI.An example of how to do this is:

sirikali -d /home/mtz/cryfs.volume -b "internal"

The "-b" option gives a passphrase storage backend to use to retrieve the password to unlock
the volume. Currently,only 3 backends are supported:
1. "internal" backend is always there and its backed by libgcrypt.
2. "kwallet" is backed by KDE wallet is a compile time dependency of the project.
3. "gnomewallet" is backed by GNOME's libsecret and is a compile time dependency of the project.

Set the backend to use a blank passphrase(not recommended) if you want to be able to unlock
your volumes without being prompt for a backend password.

-- Add support for unlocking volumes using an external config file.
-- Add a GUI ability to show cryfs file system space utilization.
-- Add a menu entry to set default mount point path prefix.
-- Add a convenient "HMAC+KeyFile" option to use a keyfile with an empty passphrase
as a volume password. "Key+KeyFile" option is to be used if volume passphrase is to be a combination
of a password and a keyfile. Both of these two options are better than using a "KeyFile" option
because keyfiles will most likely be trancated on the first new line character encountered and al the
contents of the keyfile may not be used leading to weak passphrase.

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