Bug 459191

Summary: RFE - plymouth boot support for global passphrase
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: James Laska <jlaska>
Component: plymouthAssignee: Ray Strode [halfline] <rstrode>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Description James Laska 2008-08-14 20:51:10 UTC
Description of problem:

Anaconda supports using a "global passphrase" so that any encrypted block devices all use the same passphrase.  The intent is to enter the passphrase once, and have it used throughout, whenever needed.

Having similar support when booting a system using plymouth would be great.  Something to the effect:

  Enter passphrase for /dev/sda1: *******
  Use as a global passphrase? [y/n]: 

Questions this raises:
 Q - should this support be in graphical plymouth boot *and* text-mode boot
 Q - should use of a global passphrase be a boot parameter?

Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-08-14 21:25:38 UTC
So we should just try the previous password.  If it works great, if it fails, prompt.

Comment 2 James Laska 2008-08-15 12:46:39 UTC
Great idea, that simplifies the UI big time.

Comment 3 Alexander Todorov 2008-08-15 14:10:27 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> So we should just try the previous password.  If it works great, if it fails,
> prompt.

+1, be as silent as possible.

Comment 4 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-08-20 20:04:01 UTC
This should be implemented in git master now.

Not in rawhide yet.

Comment 5 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-08-26 13:29:11 UTC
This is in rawhide now.