Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 69959
PAM should support mounting encrypted home directories
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:58:11 EST
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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Red Hat Linux does not support mounting encrypted home directories at login time.
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.
Created attachment 67305 [details]
Patch for pam_mount which adds encrypted loopback device support
Pam_mount now officially supports encrypted volumes. New versions of pam_mount
are available at http://www.flyn.org.
There is now a pam_mount package in Fedora Extras that provides this