I am using a bootable flash drive with OSX Yosemite, a single admin account, and multiple user accounts (for testing purposes, will migrate to MacBook when I get this to work). I am trying to find a way to guarantee privacy/security for each individual account from each other and the outside. I have enabled filevault2 so there is a password to mount the drive.
As it turns out, anyone able to mount the drive (with the filevault unlock) is able to take the flash drive to another computer with admin access and disable permissions. Since it is not practical for me to only have a single account able to unlock the drive I needed to find a way to secure every account from each other. (including from the admin, non-root, account)
Reading over guides, I found a way to put each users home directory on a separate partition. I thought I could use this to create additional access control points using encrypted partitions.
However, encrypting these partitions left me with some unwanted side effects. I set it up using the above guide to edit the /etc/fstab to set a users home directory on a separate encrypted partition on the flash drive. Unfortunately there is a minor problem when logging in to these accounts. Since the drive is not decrypted and mounted until prompted after the desktop GUI loads, the proper desktop is not loaded (/Applications folder contents appear) until after I unlock, mount, log out and log back in.
Is there a way to fix this so I do not have to hard code a password anywhere? I was reading about trying to use launchd to accomplish "similar" tasks but I am not sure how to use the login password with all of my accounts on separate partitions. I am pretty new to using launch daemons so if this is part of the solution please provide as much detail as possible. (I tried checking the "save password to keychain" option but it did not work, probably because the home is encrypted on the partition to be mounted.)
Caveats: I am trying to accomplish this without non-native tools or software if possible. All the encryption so far has been done with filevault and diskutil.
In short: Unlock and Mount an encrypted partition containing an individual users home directory, granting view of proper desktop without needing to log out and back in. Additionally, is it safe to use a keychain if you cannot assume an admin (non-root) account will not try to exploit it to gain access?