We now have most of the building blocks to support encrypted removable storage.wiki page for status and details. However, some critical integration pieces are missing and should be discussed.


  • Allow mounting of devmapper devices with pmount.
  • Implement a safe way to setup encrypted device (requires root privileges) as user.


  • Discuss how to extend pmount to allow mounting of devmapper devices on top of removable devices.
  • Discuss how to wrap cryptsetup-luks as user.

This will probably not take a very long time (30 minutes should be enough), but I'd like to hear some more opinions.


  • See wiki page for status and details.

  • Detection in hal works.
  • Setup with cryptsetup-luks works manually (as root).

  • Mounting the decrypted devmapper device works (as root).

UbuntuDownUnder/BOFs/UbuntuDevelopment/EncryptedStorage (last edited 2008-08-06 16:40:43 by localhost)