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[openFATE 305552] Support in YaST for public directories in encrypted home directories
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  • Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2010 16:38:14 +0100 (CET)
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Feature changed by: Christoph Thiel (cthiel1)
Feature #305552, revision 15
Title: Support in YaST for public directories in encrypted home

openSUSE-11.2: Rejected by Christoph Thiel (cthiel1)
reject date: 2009-05-26 18:28:27
reject reason: Postponed for 11.2.
Requester: Important

- openSUSE-11.3: Evaluation
+ openSUSE-11.3: Rejected by (cthiel1)
+ reject date: 2010-03-08 16:38:09
+ reject reason: out of resources for 11.3.
Requester: Important
Projectmanager: Neutral

Requested by: Tim Lee (timl33)

A follow on feature to #301923. There should be a way in the YaST users
module to specify directories to make accessable in an encrypted home
directory when the user is not logged in. See bug #446317. I would
suggest an editable list of directories to exclude from the encrypted
image, with a reasonable set of defaults. Examples of directories to
exclude ~/.vacation, ~/.procmail, ~/.forward, ~/public_html and ~/.ssh


#1: Fco. Javier Nacher (xiscoj) (2010-01-28 12:23:51)
maybe if not in yast, it could be like in ubuntu a context menu in
kde/gnome over files and folders to encrypt them, like in windows too.
So while you are logged they are decrypted to you but when not they are

#2: Jan Engelhardt (jengelh) (2010-01-31 20:19:16)
What's wrong with having a ~/Encrypted subdirectory? You cannot
possibly know in advance how many dot-files would need to be readable.
To be frank, there are even non-dot-files like ~/public_html that ought
to be readable.

#3: Jiri Srain (jsrain) (2010-03-04 10:03:03)
I don't think that this functionality belongs to YaST. It is decission
of each individual user which directories he wants to have public and
which encrypted, the administrator can hardly decide this for all
Please, reevaluate integration into KDE and GNOME instead of YaST.

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