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HowtoForge: Creating a Safe Directory With PAM And EncFS

Jun 27, 2006, 05:30 (0 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to Falko Timme for this link. ]

"This HowTo is about creating a user-session-safe directory which offers security on- and offline. This is done with PAM, a module named pam_script and Encfs ('Encrypted Filesystem'). This safe directory is used to store credentials and other sensitive information during a session. When a usersession is ended, in the worst case an encrypted directory remains on the harddrive. In the best case everything is removed. This construction is only meant to store information during a session, not for documents or any other valid information..."

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