[pkg-cryptsetup-devel] Bug#502772: gnome autologin user should depend on boot passsword

Josh Triplett josh at joshtriplett.org
Tue Mar 15 17:31:33 UTC 2011

Package: cryptsetup
Version: 2:1.0.6+20090405.svn49-1
Followup-For: Bug #502772

reopen 502772
retitle 502772 Associate usernames with passphrases; provide username associated with passphrase used

This bug report seems to have gotten closed based on an incorrect
interpretation of the original report.  Reopening, retitling, and

The report makes the reasonable request that since an encrypted
filesystem can have multiple passphrases associated with it, those
passphrases could have associated usernames.  Cryptsetup could then use
the passphrase provided to look up the associated username, and provide
that username to later phases of the boot process somehow, such as to
GDM to allow it to select that username for autologin.  Thus, the user
would enter their passphrase to decrypt the disk, and not need to
subsequently log in with a username and password.

That seems like a reasonable request, and it should not impact system
security in any way.

- Josh Triplett

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