Feature Request: mount, read/write and create LUKS containers

Support for Android version of Total Commander

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Feature Request: mount, read/write and create LUKS containers

Post by *LordCorvin » 2019-08-28, 07:58 UTC

One big feature in my opinion that will be great, is the ability to read and write to LUKS container. As I understand the Android kernel has the necessary encryption algorithms to do that.
Probably a big undertaking, so if you ever have time it would be great if you add it. Probably best if it's an add-on for rooted devices(Don't think it'll work on non-rooted ones)

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Re: Feature Request: mount, read/write and create LUKS containers

Post by *ghisler(Author) » 2019-08-29, 10:23 UTC

Unfortunately there are a lot of different encrypted container standards, see e.g. this page:
https://alternativeto.net/software/truecrypt/?platform=android
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Re: Feature Request: mount, read/write and create LUKS containers

Post by *LordCorvin » 2019-08-29, 13:50 UTC

I was thinking of using cryptsetup which is open source and has all the support for different container standards.
https://gitlab.com/cryptsetup/cryptsetup
People in the past had compiled a binary for Android 5.0 and used command line to execute it.
There's a lot of abandoned projects that had it working but is left unmaintained for years, like guardian project
https://github.com/guardianproject/luks/wiki
But I'm not an Android programmer so maybe it's really difficult to make sure it works properly and that's why it got abandoned in first place

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Re: Feature Request: mount, read/write and create LUKS containers

Post by *ghisler(Author) » 2019-09-02, 14:25 UTC

Unfortunately this project is licensed under the GNU General Public License v2.0. This means that I cannot use it from a closed source app. It would work if it were licensed under LGPL.
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