Entering a passphrase interactively in a runit script

From: Christophe-Marie Duquesne <chmd_at_chmd.fr>
Date: Wed, 25 May 2016 12:50:50 +0200


I am trying to write a runit script that would require a passphrase
when starting. This passphrase must not exist in clear on the
filesystem, and it would require user interaction.

I tried to have runit read the passphrase into the environment of the script:

exec prog # reads PASSPHRASE from the environment

but starting this with runit triggers no interaction, and the
PASSPHRASE variable ends up being empty.

Any idea how to proceed?

Received on Wed May 25 2016 - 10:50:50 UTC

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