XML Based Encryption File System Final year Project 


Final year Project Problem Statement 

A large portion of sensitive information is stored in the form of files, especially on personal computers and laptops. Enforcing physical security, which was always a key component in the protection mechanism of the past, has always been cumbersome and is becoming less achievable. As a traditional way of compensating the loss of physical security, encryption is being slowly integrated in the schemes of file protection.

Existing solutions provide the basic functionality, that is, they make it possible to protect files by encrypting them. The solutions are however, not very well integrated into their respective operating systems and underlying file systems. In order to effectively deploy the solutions, users must be aware of the functionality and know their limits.

With the aim of improving both user experience and security, we have proposed and implemented an XML-based file system that performs not just encryption/decryption on behalf of the file system, but also access control.






  • FUSE-2.4.0
  • PyXML-0.8.4
  • Xmlsec1-1.2.9
  • Pyxmlsec-0[1].3.0
  • ezPyCrypto-0.1.1 


  • PENTIUM 1.9GHz
  • 128MB RAM

Project Problem 

With the advent of multi-user systems and remote terminals, the physical security was somewhat less enforceable. Files were tagged with permissions, so that the operating system would protect files of one user from the actions of another; a logical separation is applied.

 XML Based Encryption File System Final year Project

the physical security can be defeated by simply breaking the facility which stores the information, or the security features of the operating environment must be found faulty and exploited. You can download synopsis of this final year project.

Advantages of XML Based Encryption

Using XML makes our file system hierarchical, extensible and portable to various file systems/Linux implementations.

XML Based Encryption File System