[ubuntu-uk] Encrypted Directories

James Westby jw+debian at jameswestby.net
Sun Oct 5 12:15:30 BST 2008

On Sun, 2008-10-05 at 10:13 +0100, Neil Greenwood wrote:
> 2008/10/3 Ian Pascoe <softy.lofty.ilp at btinternet.com>:
> > Evening all
> >
> > A quick question on how the forthcoming encryption will work.
> >
> > Can it be set up to allow root to access the encrypted files as well as the
> > legitimate owner?
> >
> > Ian
> >
> Hi Ian,
> I don't know the details of the proposal yet, but I seem to recall
> that it's using something like cryptfs or luks (I could have those
> terms slightly wrong). If so, then the files won't be accessible to
> root.

Hi Neil,

I believe you are correct. It's using "ecryptfs", so you are pretty

I believe root won't be able to read the files, unless it is given
the secret key used to encrypt them.



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