Tahoe-LAFS has an excellent security model. It is very well designed and powerful in its ability to ensure that the user’s privacy and security is preserved both in transit and at rest. However, it is a fairly complicated file system - primarily geared for a tech savvy audience. Its users had been mainly seasoned developers and system administrators because using Tahoe-LAFS requires:
- Compiling from source code
- Editing configuration files by hand
- Performing operations via command-line
- Reading lots of documentation
With a user interface that is predominantly text-based, Tahoe-LAFS is too technical and can be overwhelming for non-technical users. Gridsync - a graphical user interface on top of Tahoe-LAFS overcomes the aforementioned barriers and enhance its efficiency and ease of use for most users to adopt.