I work on a Debian system (Mint actually). I'd like to encrypt some folders and files, for instance: the one with OpenVPN configuration and keys, and be able to decrypt it on the fly.

My problem: where/how to hide the encryption key (in case of the machine is stolen and the key is found)?

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    I guess you should be more specific regarding what your understanding of "hiding" it. What exactly do you want to prevent? What is your definition of "hidden"?
    – Jens Erat
    Jun 16, 2015 at 10:10
  • Also, what do you mean by Mint? Are you running Linux Mint (Ubuntu based) or are you running LMDE (Linux Mint Debian Edition)?
    – terdon
    Jun 16, 2015 at 12:08


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