[haiku] Re: Built-in cryptography

  • From: "Axel Dörfler" <axeld@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 20:30:55 +0200

Alexander Fortin <alexander.fortin@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> In the meanwhile I've checked out the source, from the "Read Me" 
> file, 
> line 23:
> "The password you set in DriveEncryption is the password you have to 
> enter when using the Login application"
> so to make it work, password must be the same for the encryption and 
> for 
> the login. This looks ok to me, I just suggest it would be even cooler 
> to have the login process unlock the encrypted device regardless of 
> the 
> encryption password as it works for ecryptfs.

That's actually what happens: you set a "master" password in 
DriveEncryption (the "Change Password..." menu), and that can unlock 
encrypted volumes with completely different passwords - that master 
password is like a key chain (that Haiku still misses).
You will have to check the "Auto" & "Remember" box in order to enable 
automatic mounting.


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