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NAME

       e4crypt - ext4 filesystem encryption utility

SYNOPSIS

       e4crypt add_key -S [ -k keyring ] [-v] [-q] [ -p pad ] [ path ... ]
       e4crypt new_session
       e4crypt get_policy path ...
       e4crypt set_policy [ -p pad ] policy path ...

DESCRIPTION

       e4crypt performs encryption management for ext4 file systems.

COMMANDS

       e4crypt add_key [-vq] [-S salt ] [-k keyring ] [ -p pad ] [ path ... ]
              Prompts the user for a passphrase and inserts it into the specified keyring.  If no
              keyring is specified, e4crypt will use the session keyring if it exists or the user
              session keyring if it does not.

              The  salt  argument  is interpreted in a number of different ways, depending on how
              its prefix value.  If the first two characters are  "s:",  then  the  rest  of  the
              argument  will  be used as an text string and used as the salt value.  If the first
              two characters are "0x", then the rest of the argument will  be  parsed  as  a  hex
              string  as used as the salt.  If the first characters are "f:" then the rest of the
              argument will be interpreted as a filename from which the salt value will be  read.
              If  the  string  begins  with  a  '/'  character,  it  will similarly be treated as
              filename.  Finally, if the salt argument can be parsed as a valid  UUID,  then  the
              UUID value will be used as a salt value.

              The keyring argument specifies the keyring to which the key should be added.

              The  pad  value specifies the number of bytes of padding will be added to directory
              names for obfuscation purposes.  Valid pad values are 4, 8, 16, and 32.

              If one or more directory paths are specified, e4crypt will try to set the policy of
              those directories to use the key just added by the add_key command.

       e4crypt get_policy path ...
              Print the policy for the directories specified on the command line.

       e4crypt new_session
              Give the invoking process (typically a shell) a new session keyring, discarding its
              old session keyring.

       e4crypt set_policy [ -p pad ] policy path ...
              Sets the policy for the directories specified on the command line.  All directories
              must be empty to set the policy; if the directory already has a policy established,
              e4crypt will validate that the policy matches what was specified.  A policy  is  an
              encryption key identifier consisting of 16 hexadecimal characters.

AUTHOR

       Written  by Michael Halcrow <mhalcrow@google.com>, Ildar Muslukhov <muslukhovi@gmail.com>,
       and Theodore Ts'o <tytso@mit.edu>

SEE ALSO

       keyctl(1), mke2fs(8), mount(8).