Commit 2d687acb authored by sajolida's avatar sajolida
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Merge branch 'web/10630-persistence-instructions' (Closes: #10630)

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......@@ -18,9 +18,6 @@ The data in the encrypted persistent storage:
- Remains available across separate working sessions.
- Is encrypted using a passphrase of your choice.
Once the encrypted persistent storage is created, you can choose whether
to activate it or not each time you start Tails.
<div class="caution">
<p>The encrypted persistent storage is not hidden. An attacker in possession of
......@@ -39,60 +36,48 @@ sensitive information or leave no trace.</p>
Create the persistent storage
1. Choose
<span class="menuchoice">
<span class="guimenu">Applications</span>&nbsp;▸
<span class="guisubmenu">Tails</span>&nbsp;▸
<span class="guimenuitem">Configure persistent volume</span></span> to
start the <span class="application">Persistence Assistant</span>. The assistant proposes to create
an encrypted persistent volume on the USB stick.
<span class="guimenuitem">Configure persistent volume</span></span>.
1. Specify a passphrase of your choice in both the
<span class="guilabel">Passphrase</span> and <span class="guilabel">Verify
Passphrase</span> text boxes. Click on the <span class="guilabel">Create</span> button.
Passphrase</span> text boxes.
<div class="tip">
<p>We recommend choosing a long passphrase made of several random words
rather than a single password. For example, "<em>bank violin thread duck knob
train</em>" is a very strong passphrase.</p>
<p>To learn how to choose a good passphrase, you can read
<a href="">this
article from <em>The Intercept</em></a>.</p>
<p>We recommend choosing a long passphrase made of five to seven random words.
<a href="">Learn more.</a></p>
1. Click on the <span class="guilabel">Create</span> button.
3. Wait for the creation to finish.
<div class="bug">
<p>If the creation is interrupted before it finishes, you might not
be able to start Tails from this USB stick anymore. This can happen if you
close the window of the assistant or unplug the USB stick during the creation of
the encrypted persistent storage. Reinstall Tails on this USB stick to fix this issue.</p>
<p>If you close the assistant before the creation finishes, you might
not be able to start Tails from this USB stick anymore.</p>
4. The assistant shows a list of the possible persistence features. Each
feature corresponds to a set of files or settings to be saved in the encrypted
persistent storage.
For the time being, we recommend you to only activate the
<span class="guilabel">Personal Data</span> persistence feature. You
can modify the configuration of the encrypted persistent storage
later on according to your needs.
<div class="caution">
<p>As a general rule, only activate the persistence features that you
need, as you might otherwise store more data than intended or weaken
your anonymity.</p>
Refer to our documentation on [[configuring the encrypted persistent
storage|doc/first_steps/persistence/configure]] to learn more about
the other persistence features.
We recommend you to only activate the <span class="guilabel">Personal
Data</span> persistence feature for the time being. You
can activate more features later on according to your needs.
5. Click <span class="button">Save</span>.
<div class="step-image">[[!img install/inc/infography/restart-on-tails.png link="no"]]</div>
Restart and activate the persistent storage
1. Shut down the computer and restart on the
<span class="windows linux mac-usb">final</span>
<span class="clone">new</span>
......@@ -100,24 +85,17 @@ Passphrase</span> text boxes. Click on the <span class="guilabel">Create</span>
1. In <span class="application">Tails Greeter</span>:
[[!img install/inc/screenshots/greeter_with_persistence.png class="screenshot" link="no"]]
- Select your preferred language in the drop-down list on the bottom
left of the screen.
- In the <span class="guilabel">Use persistence?</span> section,
choose <span class="guilabel">Yes</span> to enable the encrypted
choose <span class="guilabel">Yes</span> to activate the encrypted
persistent storage for the current working session.
- Enter the passphrase of the persistent volume in the
<span class="guilabel">Passphrase</span> text box.</span>
- If you select the <span class="guilabel">Read-Only</span> check
box, the content of encrypted persistent storage is available and
you can modify it but the changes are not saved.
- Click <span class="button">Login</span>.
<div class="caution">
<p>Use the encrypted persistent storage only when necessary. You can
always start Tails without activating the encrypted persistent
1. After 15&ndash;30 seconds, the Tails desktop appears.
1. You can now save your personal files and working documents in the
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