Encryption & data security

In this article, you will get all information about encryption and data security in GitProtect. Encryption is recommended to be used while working with sensitive data. GitProtect uses AES algorithm to encrypt backups. To enable encryption go to advanced settings while creating a backup plan.

If you a create a backup plan once without encryption settings configured, there is no option to enable it. If you want to enable encryption in an already existing backup plan you need to create a new one. You can easily clone your backup plan while editing.

Encryption is the process of converting plain and open text or files into an encrypted form. For the operation to be possible at all, an encryption key is needed to make the information secret and send it in an unreadable form.


To enable encryption switch the checkbox in a backup plan's advanced settings.

Set the encryption level from the drop-down list

  • Low (AES CBC 128) - AES algorithm operating in CBC (Cipher-Block Chaining) mode with the encryption key of 128 bits.

  • Medium (AES CBC 192) - operates with the same mode as in the Low setting but with a longer encryption key - 192 bits.

  • High (AES CBC 256) - with this option selected AES algorithm will work in CBC (Cipher-Block Chaining) mode with an encryption key of 256 bits.

Set a password from the safe password manager or create a new one

See also how to add a new encryption key to the Safe Password Manager:

pageAdd A New Encryption Key

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