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In modern DEs, like KDE or XFCE, you can mount a LUKS device after entering the password.

Now I want to do this without the file manager, with two steps,

  1. Decrypt the device
  2. Mount the disk with udisks command

For the first step, there should be a dbus interface involved, any ideas? Or correct me on how the file managers do that without root permission ...

(P.S I'm not asking for a sudo solution, although I could do that, but I prefer a dbus solution)

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With udisks see udisks.freedesktop.org/docs/1.0.5/Device.html#Device.LuksUnlock - jftr you can play around with dbus via qdbus –  Ulrich Dangel Mar 30 '13 at 9:24
    
udisks als has support for this. udisksctl unlock -b /dev/sda –  t-8ch Mar 30 '13 at 9:36
    
@t-8ch ah cool, I only read about udisks, not udisksctl –  warl0ck Mar 30 '13 at 9:38
    
udisksctl is from udisks2 –  t-8ch Mar 30 '13 at 9:39
    
@t-8ch ah that works, what about the command for "luksClose"? –  warl0ck Mar 31 '13 at 1:30

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