This is the official manual for the latest Org-mode release.
Org-crypt will encrypt the text of an entry, but not the headline, or properties. Org-crypt uses the Emacs EasyPG library to encrypt and decrypt files.
Any text below a headline that has a ‘:crypt:’ tag will be automatically
be encrypted when the file is saved. If you want to use a different tag just
To use org-crypt it is suggested that you have the following in your Emacs init file:
(require 'org-crypt) (org-crypt-use-before-save-magic) (setq org-tags-exclude-from-inheritance (quote ("crypt"))) (setq org-crypt-key nil) ;; GPG key to use for encryption ;; Either the Key ID or set to nil to use symmetric encryption. (setq auto-save-default nil) ;; Auto-saving does not cooperate with org-crypt.el: so you need ;; to turn it off if you plan to use org-crypt.el quite often. ;; Otherwise, you'll get an (annoying) message each time you ;; start Org. ;; To turn it off only locally, you can insert this: ;; ;; # -*- buffer-auto-save-file-name: nil; -*-
Excluding the crypt tag from inheritance prevents already encrypted text being encrypted again.