Bug 459191 - RFE - plymouth boot support for global passphrase
Summary: RFE - plymouth boot support for global passphrase
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Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: plymouth
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
URL:
Whiteboard: FutureFeature
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Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2008-08-14 20:51 UTC by James Laska
Modified: 2013-09-02 06:26 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2008-08-26 13:29:11 UTC
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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.


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