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

Jonas Meurer jonas at freesources.org
Tue Mar 15 19:25:53 UTC 2011

Hello Josh,

On 15/03/2011 Josh Triplett wrote:
> This bug report seems to have gotten closed based on an incorrect
> interpretation of the original report.  Reopening, retitling, and
> re-requesting.
> 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.

I agree that this is a valid feature request. I'm not sure though
whether it should be implemented within the cryptsetup package, or in a
new package that uses and depends on cryptsetup.

I remember that Jürgen Pabel developed something very similar to your
request called tokentube (http://sourceforge.net/projects/tokentube/) I
haven't checked it for years, but it seems like the project is still

Maybe you should take a look at it and rephrase the bugreport into an
ITP for tokentube if that's what you're searching for.

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