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Bug#747829: debian-installer: Offer encrypted home folder in installation

Package: debian-installer
Severity: wishlist
Tags: d-i

Dear Maintainer,

I think it would be good to have an option, that could be ticked or un-ticked,
to set up an encrypted home folder during installation. The only other easy
option for encryption presented is using the entire disk and setting up
encrypted LVM - which is often better, but there are times when this wouldn't
be best (or both?). The mechanism for doing so is described here
https://wiki.debian.org/TransparentEncryptionForHomeFolder , but this is fairly
complex and slightly outdated, and easy security and privacy are something we
should try to encourage. They offer a tick-box when installing ubuntu and
derivatives, which performs this function (although not full encrypted LVM like
debian), which is good.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers testing-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'testing-updates'), (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.13-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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