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Systemd 245 Enables Secure Management of Home Directories

Mar 09, 2020, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marius Nestor)

As you probably already heard, systemd 245 is the first version of the controversial init system to ship with systemd-homed.service, a new feature that enables secure management of /home directories with built-in encryption. Not only this feature addresses some old issues with the traditional ways of managing home directories, but it also unifies the entire user record data with the home directory. This means that /home directories can now be easily migrated. systemd-homed supports both LUKS and fscrypt disk encryption standards.

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