libpam-encfs - PAM module to automatically mount encfs filesystems on login

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name libpam-encfs
Package version
Package release 7
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 74 B
Download size 17.99 KB
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This PAM module integrates encfs and PAM, so home directories are
automatically mounted on login. EncFS provides an encrypted filesystem in
user-space, this PAM module easily allow each user to have an encrypted home,
and mount it automatically using its login password as encfs password.


Package Version Architecture Repository
libpam-encfs_0.1.4.4-7_i386.deb i386 Debian Main
libpam-encfs - - -


Name Value
encfs -
libc6 >= 2.14
libpam-runtime >= 1.0.1-6
libpam0g >=


Type URL
Binary Package libpam-encfs_0.1.4.4-7_amd64.deb
Source Package libpam-encfs

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install libpam-encfs deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install libpam-encfs




2014-09-29 - Agustin Martin Domingo <>
libpam-encfs ( unstable; urgency=medium
* debian/control:
- Use canonical form for Vcs-* headers.
- Bump Standards version. No changes required.
- Cosmetic changes.
2012-06-04 - Agustin Martin Domingo <>
libpam-encfs ( unstable; urgency=low
* Fix FTBFS with multiple -Wl,... flags. Thanks Ilya Barygin
from Ubuntu for report and fix (Closes: #675581).
2012-05-28 - Agustin Martin Domingo <>
libpam-encfs ( unstable; urgency=low
* debian/rules:
- Fix lintian debian-rules-missing-recommended-target build-{arch,indep}.
* 01_pam_encfs.c_hint-console-login-on-error.patch:
- Hint using a console login to get more info on login
failure (Closes: #648704).
* debian/README.Debian:
- More detailed info about selected default options, password
change and security implications.
* debian/control:
- Bump Standards-Version. No changes required.
2011-07-12 - Agustin Martin Domingo <>
libpam-encfs ( unstable; urgency=low
* debian/rules:
- Make sure libraries are sanely ordered for linking. Thanks
David Shorten (Closes: #633448).
- Fix typo (as-needed -> add-needed).
- Use dpkg-buildflags to get standard buildflags.
* debian/control:
- Bump Standards version. No changes required.
- Build depend on dpkg-dev (>= 1.15.7~) because of dpkg-buildflags.
* Make package dpkg 3.0 (quilt).
2011-04-12 - Agustin Martin Domingo <>
libpam-encfs ( unstable; urgency=low
* debian/NEWS,README.Debian: Document possible behavior
changes on session end after upgrade to pam-auth-update
based files (Closes: #621018).
2011-02-28 - Agustin Martin Domingo <>
libpam-encfs ( unstable; urgency=low
* Build only for linux, Currently, fuse is not available
outside it.
* Keep a separate debian/pam_encfs.conf and ship upstream's
at doc dir.
* debian/copyright: Update years and origin.
* debian/libpam-encfs.preinst: Fix 'Conffiles' for dpkg-query
-f option.
2011-02-15 - Agustin Martin Domingo <>
libpam-encfs ( unstable; urgency=low
* New (temporary) maintainer.
* New upstream release.
* Integrate libpam-encfs with pam-auth-update (Closes: #605559).
Original pam-config by Simon Mungewell (LP: #287904).
* Update watch file. Thanks Yan Morin (Closes: #550802).
* debian/README.source: Added. Package uses dpatch patch system.
* debian/control:
- Update Homepage.
- Fix lintian debhelper-but-no-misc-depends.
- Bump Standards-Version. No changes required.
* debian/copyright. Fix unversioned GPL version.
* {pre,post}inst: Fix lintian maintainer-script-ignores-errors.
* Remove some patches for changes included by upstream in
- 04_possible_buffer_overflow.dpatch.
- 05_wait_for_fusermount.dpatch.
- 06_link_with_gcc.dpatch: Removed. Partially integrated in
For the rest, upstream prefers to stay with ld, so we use it
* 03_Changelog.dpatch: Removed. Create a pseudo upstream Changelog
under debian/ and make sure it is installed.
* 02_pam_encfs.conf:
- Update for new upstream releases.
- Fix conflicting options in config. Thanks again Simon Mungewell
(LP: #287929).
- Do not set allow_root in global fuse options, as this implies that
different choice cannot be used for any user.
- Use allow_root as default in specific definitions.
- Warn that allow_user and allow_root cannot be used simultaneously.
* debian/rules: Pass LD_FLAGS from debian/rules, including -x and
explicit -lc. This last should also close (LP: #205783), already
closed differently in
* Really close (Closes: #465558). It was indeed closed in,
but mistyped as #1465558, and fix is included in upstream

See Also

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libpam-geoip_1.1-1_amd64.deb PAM module checking access of source IPs with a GeoIP database
libpam-gnome-keyring_3.14.0-1+b1_amd64.deb PAM module to unlock the GNOME keyring upon login
libpam-google-authenticator_20130529-2_amd64.deb Two-step verification
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libpam-krb5-migrate-heimdal_0.0.11-2_amd64.deb PAM module for migrating to Kerberos
libpam-krb5_4.6-3+b1_amd64.deb PAM module for MIT Kerberos
libpam-ldap_184-8.7+b1_amd64.deb Pluggable Authentication Module for LDAP
libpam-ldapd_0.9.4-3+deb8u2_amd64.deb PAM module for using LDAP as an authentication service
libpam-mklocaluser_0.10_all.deb Configure PAM to create a local user if it do not exist already
libpam-modules-bin_1.1.8-3.1+deb8u2+b1_amd64.deb Pluggable Authentication Modules for PAM - helper binaries
libpam-modules_1.1.8-3.1+deb8u2+b1_amd64.deb Pluggable Authentication Modules for PAM
libpam-mount_2.14-1.1_amd64.deb PAM module that can mount volumes for a user session
libpam-mysql_0.7~RC1-4+b3_amd64.deb PAM module allowing authentication from a MySQL server