WD Passport Ultra Complete Utilities for Linux.
This script let you unlock, change password and erase Western Digital Passport devices on Linux platform.
In order to run this script you need to install "lsscsi" command and "py_sg" library.
For example on Ubuntu you can install the missing dependancies with
sudo apt-get install python-pip python-dev lsscsi sudo pip install py_sg
Run script as root.
There are few options:
-h, --help show this help message and exit
Lists all possible arguments.
-s, --status Check device status and encryption type
Get device encryption status and cipher suites used.
-u, --unlock Unlock
You will be asked to enter the unlock password. If everything is fine device will be unlocked.
-m, --mount Enable mount point for an unlocked device
After unlock, your operating system still thinks that your device is a strange thing attached to his usb port and he don't know how to manage. You need this option to force the O.S. to rescan the device and handle it as a normal external usb harddrive.
-c, --change_passwd Change (or disable) password
This option let you to encrypt your device, remove password protection and change your current password. If device is "without lock" and you want it to be password protect leave the "OLD password" field empty and choose insert the new password. If the device is password protected and you want to be as a normal unencrypted device, inser the old password and leave the "NEW password" field empty. If you only want to change password do it as usual.
-e, --erase Secure erase device
"Erase" the device. This will remove the internal key associated to you password and all your data will be unaccessible. You will also lose your partition table and you will need to create a new one (you can use fdisk and mkfs).
-d DEVICE, --device DEVICE Force device path (ex. /dev/sdb). Usually you don't need this option.
The script will try to auto detect the current device path of your WD Passport device. If something is wrong or you want to manually specify the device path yourself you can use this option.