About Site Map Submit Contact Us Log in | Create an account
Create an account Log In
Average Rating
User Rating:
Visitors Rating:
My rating:

Write review
See full specifications

linux default iconpam_cloop Publisher's description

pam_cloop is a Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM) which tries to mount encrypted partitions when you log in.

pam_cloop is a PAM module which tries to mount encrypted partitions when you log in.

In order to successfully log in, you have to enter your cryptoloop pass phrase in addition to your unix password.

My notebook had my home directory on an encrypted partition since I upgraded to Linux 2.5. It was rather annoying to have to log in as root first, then mount my home, and log in again as my normal user. Everybody's lazy, so am I.

I wrote this module to do that in one step: enter user name, the passphrase, and finally my normal password. No root login required.

By making this easy (but not insecure), I want to motivate myself (and everybody else) to put everything on encrypted devices. There are so many reasons for encryption.

Why not pam_mount.so? pam_mount.so uses a hack to store pass phrases in encrypted files... I won't go into detail here, I only tell you I don't like pam_mount.so. If you find pam_mount.so more appropriate, go ahead.

System Requirements:

No special requirements.
Program Release Status:
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall

pam_cloop Tags:

Click on a tag to find related softwares

Most Popular

linux default icon GPass 0.5.1
GPass is a password manager for the GNOME2 desktop.
linux default icon ClarkConnect 5.0
The ClarkConnect solution is built on the stability and security of Linux.
linux default icon Endian Firewall Community 2.5.1
A turn-key Linux security distribution based on IPCop and Red Hat
linux default icon OpenSSH 5.9
OpenSSH is a FREE version of the SSH connectivity tools that technical users of the Internet rely on
linux default icon Quick Heal AntiVirus for Linux 10.00
Anti-virus software with a proactive defense

Related Category

» Firewalls (44)
» Other (285)