Bug 209449 - Can't use encfs as user to mount a local encrypted directory
Can't use encfs as user to mount a local encrypted directory
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: fuse-encfs (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Lemenkov
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2006-10-05 09:33 EDT by Brian G. Anderson
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-10-31 08:58:24 EST
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Description Brian G. Anderson 2006-10-05 09:33:22 EDT
Description of problem:
Reading the man page for encfs seems to imply that one can mount an encrypted
filesystem as non-root if one has permissions on the source directory and the
destination.  However when I try and mount "encfs ~/.encfs ~/encfs" it fails with :

EncFS Password: 
fuse: failed to exec fusermount: Permission denied
fuse failed.  Common problems:
 - fuse kernel module not installed (modprobe fuse)
 - invalid options -- see usage message

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
fuse-encfs.i386                          1.3.1-3.fc6

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. do encfs ~/.encfs ~/encfs as normal user
Actual results:
mount fails with permission denied

Expected results:
user should be able to mount their own directories

Additional info:
I can do "encfs --public ~/.encfs ~/encfs" as root
Comment 1 Peter Lemenkov 2006-10-16 13:44:18 EDT
Did you add your user into "fuse" group? If not,then you should do something like:

usermod -a -G fuse petro

(assuming your user is petro) from superuser account.

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