VeraCrypt/TrueCrypt support in GNOME Disks

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Tue Nov 14 19:08:37 UTC 2017

Vratislav Podzimek:
> On Tue, 2017-11-14 at 17:36 +0900, Kai L√ľke wrote:
> [...]
>> * GNOME Disks and GIO/GVFs need to make use of the keyfiles parameter in
>> UDisks (currently lacking for LUKS as well) and a way to select a
>> keyfile from GNOME Shell is needed. One could also decide to explicitly
>> ignore them there and only offer unlocking via GNOME Disks.
> Correct me if I'm wrong, but key files in TC/VC are a little bit different
> concept than key files in LUKS where they are simply files containing the
> passphrase (binary) data.

This is correct, but it is also true that both LUKS and TC/VC keyfiles
are currently not supported by GNOME Disks and GVFs, which could be
fixed via the same UI patches.

>> Please give some feedback if this rough plan fits the needs. Not all can
>> be planned in advance but discussing things now raises the chances to
>> consider some corner cases before code lands.
>> The best is to open issues for each needed part in every involved
>> project, I will review the parts for GNOME Disks and also have time to
>> work on something from January/Feburary if needed.
> Sounds great to me otherwise. Thanks for working and willing to work on
> this, everybody!


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