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Re: Encrypted home directory



Can we have the feature of the encrypted the home directory with out of the box experience.

The pam_mount package has been included in Fedora for quite some time. This module can provide an encrypted home directory that is mounted at login time with the user's account password.

See http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/6481 (note that his article is old, but much of its content is still relevant).

I have found that the big problem is unmounting, as processes are left behind when a user logs out that block unmounting $HOME. For some examples of this, see:

http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=134666
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=134667
http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=134668

What is probably needed is integration into the Fedora install process or a utility that make configuring pam_mount easier.

Mike


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