pam_mount is a Pluggable Authentication Module that can mount volumes for a user session
This module is aimed at environments with central file
servers that a user wishes to mount on login and unmount on logout, such as
(semi-)diskless stations where many users can logon and where statically
mounting the entire
/home from a server is a security risk, or
listing all possible volumes in
/etc/fstab is not feasible.
The module also supports mounting local filesystems of any kind the normal mount utility supports, with extra code to make sure certain volumes are set up properly because often they need more than just a mount call, such as encrypted volumes. This includes SMB/CIFS, NCP, FUSE, dm-crypt and LUKS.