EcryptFS graphical user interface for Jaunty desktop

Registered by Michael Rooney on 2008-11-25

Currently there is no graphical utility to configure ecryptfs-utils once installed, however some experimental work has been done at https://launchpad.net/ecryptfs-gui. Ideally in Jaunty a graphical utility would be included in ecryptfs-utils that allows a user to set up, manage, and configure encrypted directories such as Private and Home.

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Status:
Complete
Approver:
None
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
None
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Michael Rooney
Definition:
Superseded
Series goal:
None
Implementation:
Informational Informational
Milestone target:
None
Completed by
Dustin Kirkland  on 2009-11-02

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Superseded by:
 * https://blueprints.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/desktop-karmic-ecryptfs-desktop-ui

A Debian developer, Osamu Aoki, has a proposed patch with a GUI that I'm also reviewing [1]. At UDS, I'd like to lay out the requirements, and examine the proposed solutions, and agree upon an approach. Given my Server (gui-less) focus, I will not have personal time to dedicate to developing this feature, although I appreciate its importance. I will be happy to test the functionality, review the code, and integrate it upstream.

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=505008

:-Dustin

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