cryptmount

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cryptmount
Original author(s) RW Penney
Stable release 4.3 / March 28, 2012; 2 years ago (2012-03-28)
Written in C
Operating system Linux
Available in English, French
Type Disk encryption
License GNU General Public License
Website http://cryptmount.sf.net/

cryptmount is a software tool for managing encrypted file systems under the Linux family of operating systems. It uses the device mapper and dm-crypt infrastructure to provide transparent encryption of file systems stored in disk partitions or within ordinary files.

Features[edit]

The main features of cryptmount include:

  • An interactive setup script is supplied to allow basic, but effective, encrypted file systems to be created.
  • Filesystems can be (un)mounted whenever needed by ordinary users, without requiring superuser/administrator privileges.
  • Multiple encrypted filesystems can be stored within a single disk partition and Encrypted swap partitions are supported, and can be configured automatically on system boot-up.
  • Configuration information about encrypted filesystems is stored within a free-format human-readable file.
  • Access keys can be protected by a wide range of encryption and hashing algorithms provided by the libgcrypt library and can be compatible with the OpenSSL command-line tool, and be stored & backed-up separately from the filesystem that they protect.

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