On Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS, ecryptfs is set up where my /home/user/.private directory becomes decrypted when I login. I can then access my files in /home/user/private.
But if I don't login to the server, but I access the server in Nautilus from Ubuntu Desktop using SSH, the Private folder is still encrypted so I can't view the files.
Is there a way so when SSHFS is used via Nautilus and the SSH share is mounted, the server will decrypt the .private directory?
Or, can it always be decrypted as long as the server is turned on? I'm only interested in the encryption if the server is off (i.e, HDD stolen).