Install VeraCrypt on CentOS 8 - Best Method ?

VeraCrypt is an open-source, freely available disk encryption software that can easily install on all types of operating systems such as Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. It reveals passwords and provides plausible deniability in case of any unauthorized attack. VeraCrypt performs real-time data encryption, transparent, and needs less amount of memory.

Here at LinuxAPT, as part of our Server Management Services, we regularly help our Customers to perform related Open Source queries on Debian Linux System.

In this context, we shall look into how to install the VeraCrypt disk encrypted software on CentOS 8 system.

How to Install VeraCrypt on CentOS ?

Before proceeding with this installation task, ensure that you are logged in as administrator or a root user on your system.

VeraCrypt can install on CentOS 8 system by using the CERT Forensics Tools, which is a third-party repository. Here, we will install VeraCrypt encryption software using the Cert forensics repository. 

You can follow the steps given below to complete this Installation Process.

1. Download Cert Forensics tools 

To begin, download the cert forensics tools by using the following URL:

Open the above URL in a new browser tab.  The rpm package will automatically start downloading on your system. Save this package in the desired directory.  Select the 'Save File' option and then click on the 'OK' button. The downloaded file will show you in your system's 'Downloads' directory.

2. Install cert forensics tools rpm package

Now, right-click on the downloaded rpm file and select the 'Open with the software install' option to install the cert forensics tools on your system.

You will see a window where you can Click on the 'Install' button to install the cert forensics tools.

The rpm package will completely install on your system in a few seconds.

3. Install VeraCrypt 

Enable the forensics repository on your system and install VeraCrypt by using the following command:

# dnf --enablerepo=forensics install veracrypt

After running the above command, VeraCrypt along with all dependencies will install on your system. The dialogue will appear on the terminal. Enter 'y' to confirm the installation of VeraCrypt on the CentOS 8 system.

During the installation, the cert forensics tools repository key will automatically import into your system. Again press 'y' to continue this process.

Once the installation is completed, the complete status will display on the terminal.

4. Launch VeraCrypt

Launch the VeraCrypt encrypted software on your system by using the application search bar. Type the 'VeraCrypt' in the search bar and the Veracrypt icon will display in the result.

Click on this icon to access the VeraCrypt software. The VeraCrypt interface should display on your desktop.

How to Uninstall VeraCrypt from CentOS 8 ?

After using the VeraCrypt software, you can uninstall it from your system by using the below-mentioned command:

# dnf remove veracrypt

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This article covers how to install VeraCrypt on CentOS 8. VeraCrypt is free open-source disk encryption software for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. In case an attacker forces you to reveal the password, VeraCrypt provides plausible deniability. In contrast, to file encryption, data encryption performed by VeraCrypt is real-time (on-the-fly), automatic, transparent, needs very little memory and does not involve temporary unencrypted files.

Features of VeraCrypt:

  • Creates a virtual encrypted disk within a file and mounts it as a real disk. 
  • Encrypts an entire partition or storage device such as USB flash drive or hard drive. 
  • Encryption is automatic, real-time(on-the-fly) and transparent. 
  • Parallelization and pipelining allow data to be read and written as fast as if the drive was not encrypted. 
  • Encryption can be hardware-accelerated on modern processors. 

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