Creating a encrypted directory during the server installation

Andrew Hodgson andrew at hodgsonfamily.org
Mon Sep 22 16:07:59 UTC 2008


Hi,

I doubt I would choose this for my servers - I may add it on at a later
time through a command or set of commands.

Andrew.

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[mailto:ubuntu-server-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Thierry
Carrez
Sent: 22 September 2008 17:04
To: ubuntu-server at lists.ubuntu.com
Subject: Re: Creating a encrypted directory during the server
installation

fenris wrote:
> for me it make sense to secure the home user directory from other user
> in the server

Note that when the user is logged in, the data is decrypted and
protected by file system permissions (700), so the goal of setting up
the encrypted directory is more to protect the data against computer
theft than against other simultaneous users of the server (and the
installer question is very clear about that).

-- 
Thierry Carrez
Ubuntu server team

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