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.
We will see in this tutorial how to install the VeraCrypt disk encrypted software on CentOS 8 system.
User should be logged in as administrator or a root user on your system.
Installation of VeraCrypt on CentOS 8
VeraCrypt can install on CentOS 8 system by using the CERT Forensics Tools, which is a third-party repository. In this article, we will install VeraCrypt encryption software using the Cert forensics repository. For this purpose, follow the below-mentioned steps:
Step 1: Download Cert Forensics tools
First, 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.
Step 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 as follows:
The following window will show on the desktop. Click on the ‘Install’ button to install the cert forensics tools.
The rpm package will completely install on your system in a few seconds, and the following window will show on the desktop.
Step 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.
Step 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 below-given VeraCrypt interface should display on your desktop:
The installation of VeraCrypt software is completed. Now, you can use this software on your system.
Uninstall VeraCrypt on CentOS 8
After using the VeraCrypt software, you can uninstall it from your system by using the below-mentioned command:
# dnf remove veracrypt
We have installed VeraCrypt encrypted software on CentOS 8 distribution in this article. We have implemented different steps for the installation. Now, you can easily install this tool on your Linux system and enjoy its benefits.
Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications including CCNA RS, SCP, and ACE. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various websites.