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

Harald Jenny harald at a-little-linux-box.at
Wed Mar 16 09:32:47 UTC 2011

On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 10:31:33AM -0700, Josh Triplett wrote:
> 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
> thanks
> 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.
> - Josh Triplett

Dear Josh Triplett,

you may also want to check libpam-mount if this suits your needs (although it
requires some config on the machine).

Kind regards
Harald Jenny

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