where can I find good basic ecryptfs API examples?

Asked by Ivan Zorin on 2009-06-01

EcryptFS is a very good thing, plus it provides -dev package, so any other developer can write ecryptfs-based apps, and my question is - does anyone now simple examples of C code about how to call functions from include/ecryptfs.h for crypting (with password asking)/decrypting folders?
It can take not so much time for understanding by myself how to do it, but i prefer to understanding such things by examples, so I will be very appreciate, if someone will point me for good docs/articles about ecryptfs API usage with good working examples.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #1

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Tyler Hicks (tyhicks) said : #2

Hi Ivan - libecryptfs is not for performing crypto operations on directories or even files. libecryptfs contains common functionality to do things like take a password, perform key strengthening to turn it into a key, and insert it into the kernel keyring in preparation for performing an eCryptfs mount. The best/only examples of using libecryptfs can be found in the same source tar that libecryptfs comes in, ecryptfs-utils. There we have the mount helper, ecryptfsd, etc., which all use libecryptfs.

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