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15.11 org-crypt.el

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 customize the org-crypt-tag-matcher setting.

To use org-crypt it is suggested that you have the following in your .emacs:

     (require 'org-crypt)
     (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.