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Create and Mount an Encrypted Filesystem Using eCryptFS

Hands-On Lab


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In this lab you will create an encrypted directory using eCryptfs. Next, you will "mount" the directory in order to access files stored there.

You are working as a System Administrator at a large financial institution and have been tasked with creating an encrypted directory using eCryptfs on a user's workstation running SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15. You will need to log into the remote workstation and complete the following tasks to accomplish this:

  1. Confirm the kernel module.
  2. Install ecryptfs packages.
  3. Add a passphrase to kernel keyring.
  4. Create directories.
  5. Mount the filesystem.
What are Hands-On Labs?

Hands-On Labs are scenario-based learning environments where learners can practice without consequences. Don't compromise a system or waste money on expensive downloads. Practice real-world skills without the real-world risk, no assembly required.