Jul 19 – 24, 2024
America/Denver timezone

Supporting Home Directory Encryption

Jul 21, 2024, 1:25 PM
250-Turnhalle | Track 1

250-Turnhalle | Track 1

25 Minute Presentation - In Person Privacy and Security


Adrian Vovk


systemd-homed allows individual home directories to be encrypted with unique keys. This brings obvious privacy benefits, such as making it impossible access a logged-out user's files even as an administrator. It can also throw away your encryption keys when you suspend your device, increasing the security of laptops in their most-common state.

Thanks to work made possible by the STF grant, GNOME now integrates with systemd-homed. This talk describes what it took to get here, what new features it gives us, and what still remains to be done

Author(s) Bio

Adrian has long worked on Linux plumbing, primarily focused on building carbonOS: a GNOME- and Flatpak-focused immutable OS. Recently he has become a more active contributor in the GNOME and systemd projects, and a contractor under the STF grant.

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