[dm-crypt] What is an "Internal terminal password query?"

Sven Eschenberg sven at whgl.uni-frankfurt.de
Thu Dec 3 00:58:06 CET 2015

Currently, when using the lib+API passphrase is acquired by the lib 
internally from the terminal.

The next major realease will remove this 'limitation' and it will be up 
to the programm using the API to acquire the passphrase.

Check the release notes from the current realease to see for yourself.

Cryptsetup API note right at the bottom.



Am 03.12.2015 um 00:09 schrieb H McCurdy:
> https://gitlab.com/cryptsetup/cryptsetup/wikis/API/group__keyslot.html
> Says in several places
> "Internal terminal password query is DEPRECATED and will be removed in
> next version."
> I don't know what "internal terminal password query" means.  Does it
> mean ask the user for the password from the API or does it mean
> something else?  I don't want to do this deprecated thing by accident.
> (I'm just learning how to use the API and want to change or add a
> passphrase).
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