Bug 69959 - PAM should support mounting encrypted home directories
PAM should support mounting encrypted home directories
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: pam (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Tomas Mraz
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2002-07-26 17:05 EDT by W. Michael Petullo
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:58 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Fixed In Version: FE4
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Last Closed: 2005-08-07 11:56:25 EDT
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Patch for pam_mount which adds encrypted loopback device support (48.65 KB, patch)
2002-07-26 17:08 EDT, W. Michael Petullo
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Description W. Michael Petullo 2002-07-26 17:05:20 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.5 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020625

Description of problem:
A PAM module named pam_mount that, when patched, allows PAM to mount an
encrypted home directory for a user at login time.  When the user logs out, PAM
unmounts the encrypted volume.  This is a very nice security feature.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Red Hat Linux does not support mounting encrypted home directories at login time.

Additional info:

Pam_mount is available at http://bazar.conectiva.com.br/~epx/pam_mount/.  It is
not yet a component of the mainstream PAM distribution.  I will attach a patch
for pam_mount 0.3.2 which adds encrypted loopback device support.  Also required
is the crypto patchs mentioned in bug number 56698 (this bug should depend on

Pam_mount includes a good README.  I have been using these packages successfuly
on my computer for some time.  Of course, your mileage may vary.
Comment 1 W. Michael Petullo 2002-07-26 17:08:26 EDT
Created attachment 67305 [details]
Patch for pam_mount which adds encrypted loopback device support
Comment 2 W. Michael Petullo 2002-08-15 13:01:57 EDT
Pam_mount now officially supports encrypted volumes.  New versions of pam_mount
are available at http://www.flyn.org.
Comment 3 W. Michael Petullo 2005-08-07 11:56:25 EDT
There is now a pam_mount package in Fedora Extras that provides this 

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