29.5. Common Post-Installation Tasks
The following sections are about common post-installation tasks.
29.5.1. Set a randomly generated key as an additional way to access an encrypted block device
These sections are about generating keys and adding keys.
18.104.22.168. Generate a key
This will generate a 256-bit key in the file
dd if=/dev/urandom of=$HOME/keyfile bs=32 count=1 chmod 600 $HOME/keyfile
22.214.171.124. Add the key to an available keyslot on the encrypted device
cryptsetup luksAddKey <device> ~/keyfile
29.5.2. Add a new passphrase to an existing device
cryptsetup luksAddKey <device>
After being prompted for any one of the existing passphrases for authentication, you will be prompted to enter the new passphrase.
29.5.3. Remove a passphrase or key from a device
cryptsetup luksRemoveKey <device>
You will be prompted for the passphrase you wish to remove and then for any one of the remaining passphrases for authentication.