Obsidian + Vault + Files as a Self-Contained Environment for Offline Distribution

Context: I am proposing to write my thesis from the Obsidian environment. To show relational graphs as a method of writing and insight.


  1. Each markdown file would be protected. With a password and / or encryption of my choice. (How do I achieve this, regardless of the operating system?)
  2. Each note/file would be read-only. Matter of academic security and authorship.
  3. Obsidian needs to be accessible from inside the folder containing the notes, loading all the extra plugins and layout, and reading the notes without being able to edit them. Acting as a viewer only.

It’s possible?