Application for managing Encryption Options and Backup Ecryptfs Passphrase

Registered by Miguel Duarte on 2010-05-24

Using the already installed by default encrypted home folder (using Ecryptfs), create a GUI tool to manage, namely:
- Backup the "mount passphrase". Currently mint doesn't provide any GUI option for this (Ubuntu does), and if the file is lost the user will lose access to the data;
- Allow the user to have the "mont passphrase" in a separate USB key or SD card, so to have an extra security (to read the files and login in Mint, the user would need to have both a password and a "mount passphrase" in the USB key;
- Encrypt extra folders;
- Remove encryption;
- Select cipher to use.

Currently there is no graphical utility to configure ecryptfs, however some experimental work has been done at https://launchpad.net/ecryptfs-gui.

Check also this: https://wiki.edubuntu.org/Specs/Ecryptfs-Desktop-Ui and this https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1307.html

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