systemd-cryptsetup@.service man page

systemd-cryptsetup@.service, systemd-cryptsetup — Full disk decryption logic

Synopsis

systemd-cryptsetup@.service

/usr/lib/systemd/systemd-cryptsetup

Description

systemd-cryptsetup@.service is a service responsible for setting up encrypted block devices. It is instantiated for each device that requires decryption for access.

systemd-cryptsetup@.service will ask for hard disk passwords via the password agent logic[1], in order to query the user for the password using the right mechanism at boot and during runtime.

At early boot and when the system manager configuration is reloaded this /etc/crypttab is translated into systemd-cryptsetup@.service units by systemd-cryptsetup-generator(8).

See Also

systemd(1), systemd-cryptsetup-generator(8), crypttab(5), cryptsetup(8)

Notes

1.

password agent logic

Referenced By

crypttab(5), systemd-cryptsetup-generator(8), systemd.directives(7), systemd-gpt-auto-generator(8), systemd.index(7).

systemd-cryptsetup(8) is an alias of systemd-cryptsetup@.service(8).

systemd 231 systemd-cryptsetup@.service