eCryptfs LiveCD tools for Lucid

Registered by Dustin Kirkland  on 2009-11-07

eCryptfs and Ubuntu's Encrypted Home Directory support is really solid, stable at this point.

There are a few bug fixes working their way into the upstream Linux kernel, which we should get as we merge the upstream kernel into Lucid.

The primary work eCryptfs related that I would like to see in Lucid is:
 1) An encrypted data recovery tool on the LiveCD that performs the scriptable actions described at:
  * http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2009/03/mounting-your-encrypted-home-from.html
 2) A migration utility, allowing a user to click a few buttons and "migrate to an encrypted home directory"
  * http://blog.dustinkirkland.com/2009/06/migrating-to-encrypted-home-directory.html
 3) Better GUI integration, covered in a separate desktop blueprint
  * https://blueprints.edge.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+spec/desktop-lucid-ecryptfs-desktop-ui

Blueprint information

Status:
Not started
Approver:
None
Priority:
Undefined
Drafter:
Dustin Kirkland 
Direction:
Needs approval
Assignee:
Dustin Kirkland 
Definition:
Discussion
Series goal:
Proposed for lucid
Implementation:
Deferred
Milestone target:
milestone icon lucid-alpha-3

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seems to be covered by deskotp-karmic-ecryptfs

(?)

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