|This article does not cite any sources. (June 2011)|
|Original author(s)||RW Penney|
|Stable release||5.0 / May 2, 2014|
|Available in||English, French, German|
|License||GNU General Public License|
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.
The main features of
- 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. 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, which can be compatible with the OpenSSL command-line tool. They can be stored and backed-up separately from the filesystem that they protect.