Encrypted private directories are mounted automatically, should be easier to mount/unmount
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At present, encrypted Private directories are mounted automatically, but it is good security practice to mount them only on demand. The ability to easily unmount and remount the Private directory would significantly improve control over confidential information. At present unmounting the Private directory requires dropping into the command line.
Alice stores confidential documents in the encrypted Private directory. Alice and Bob are working together on a project where they both work on Alice's computer. Before Bob joins her Alice unmounts her private directory using the gnome-panels disk mounter. Unexpectedly Alice needs to take a phone call leaving Bob at her computer, but she is not worried about her confidential documents because her Private directory is unmounted.
Possible places to allow mounting/unmounting of private directories:
* Places menu
* Nautilus sidebar
* Gnome-panels disk mounter
|visibility:||private → public|
|security vulnerability:||yes → no|
|Changed in ecryptfs-utils (Ubuntu):|
|status:||New → Won't Fix|
|status:||Won't Fix → Invalid|