Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 459191
RFE - plymouth boot support for global passphrase
Last modified: 2013-09-02 02:26:32 EDT
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?
So we should just try the previous password. If it works great, if it fails, prompt.
Great idea, that simplifies the UI big time.
(In reply to comment #1)
> So we should just try the previous password. If it works great, if it fails,
+1, be as silent as possible.
This should be implemented in git master now.
Not in rawhide yet.
This is in rawhide now.