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Create and Mount an Encrypted Directory Using gocryptfs

In this activity you will create an encrypted directory using gocryptfs. This is based on the gocryptfs quickstart here: ** You are working as a System Administrator and have been tasked with creating an encrypted directory using gocryptfs on a user's workstation running the CentOS Linux 7.7 operating system. You will need to log into the user's workstation remotely and complete the following tasks to accomplish this: 1. Install gocryptfs packages. 2. Create directories. 3. Initialize encrypted directory. 4. Mount filesystem.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 15m
Clock icon Jan 31, 2020

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  1. Challenge

    Install gocryptfs Packages

    Install gocryptfs packages:

    $ curl -LO

    Extract files:

    $ mkdir gocryptfs
    $ cd gocryptfs
    $ tar zxvf ../gocryptfs_v1.7.1_linux-static_amd64.tar.gz

    Install FUSE packages:

    $ sudo yum install fuse
  2. Challenge

    Create Directories

    For encrypted data:

    $ mkdir secret-enc

    For decrypted data:

    $ mkdir secret
  3. Challenge

    Initialize Encrypted Directory

    Initialize encrypted directory:

    $ gocryptfs -init secret-enc
  4. Challenge

    Mount Filesystem

    Mount the filesystem:

    $ gocryptfs secret-enc secret

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