eCryptfs is a POSIX-compliant enterprise-class stacked cryptographic filesystem for Linux. Ubuntu's encrypted home directory feature uses this technology.

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Ipsec connection fails between two hosts

I have two system Host1 IP address - 10.1.0.1 Host2 IP address - 10.1.0.2 Then configured IPsec in both machines as below Host 1 config (/etc/ipsec-tools.conf) Host 1 /etc/ipsec-tools.conf Flush ...
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ecryptfs-setup-swap freezes

My computer started freezing with the message cryptswap not ready, and so i tried following this tutorial http://punygeek.blogspot.de/2012/10/ubuntu-1204-how-to-solve-disk-drive-for.html Everything ...
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Stuck in login loop following a password change; solutions don't work or make no sense [14.04]

I forgot my desktop password and did a password change via Recovery Mode. But after that, the login screen puts me into a loop. Though it seems to be a common problem, the solutions I've been given ...
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Problem using 'ecryptfs-unwrap-passphrase'

I have 2 laptops running Ubuntu 14.04. 1> The Toshiba supplies the mount passphrase when I run 'ecryptfs-unwrap-passphrase' 2> When I run 'ecryptfs-unwrap-passphrase' the HP does not supply ...
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mount.ecryptfs_private ALIAS feature

Situation: I have my $home on a hard drive which is full, bought a new one and about to use it. Gparted did it's thing and what I'd like to do is mounting this new drive (/dev/sdb1) as $home/newdrive. ...
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Why does e-cryptfs keep filling up /tmp?

For some stupid reason Ubuntu 14.10 is now filling up /tmp with files. There are millions. dmesg shows me thousands of lines like this, [15686.146977] ecryptfs_create: Failed to create file inlower ...
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How to autorun a script as root just after the user's encrypted home directory has become mounted on headless server?

There is a problem with ecryptfs that it heavily limits the maximal filename length. To walkaround it I link most home subfolders to the external encrypted partition. The partition gets mounted just ...
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Testdisk and eCryptfs single files [duplicate]

Recently i've recovered my Downloads directory with testdisk but all files recovered are in .eCryptfs file extension. Now i need to decrypt it for find my PHP lost files, how I can do it? Thank you
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Accessing Encrypted Home Directory - Still encrypted after mounting

I successfully mounted my encrypted home directory using the ecryptfs-recover-private to /tmp/ecryptfs.NgVuKEL2. But when I go to that directory, all I can see is seemingly still encrypted data. Any ...
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Recover deleted folder in encrypted home

I have a big problem! i accentually deleted a very imported folder in my home dir while creating a backup. I stopped the backup, shutdown the laptop, but there are still a lot of files to be backed ...
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Login denied with correct Password after grub-rescue

On thursday last week i made a mistake when trying to enlarge my Win7 partition with the Windows tool. As a result i had my bootpartition deleted from the partition table an could not boot, neither ...
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Server 12.04 encrypted home + decrypt using only SAMBA + Dropbox

I have windows only users who login to their home directories and I would now like to have their home directories encrypted. I've tried encrypted home feature and that works great, but I can't get ...
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Logging in to an encrypted home directory after forgetting my password

I want to try Ubuntu and make it my permanent OS. Hence installed it alongside with Windows 8 on my HP laptop. I have faced lot of problems to make my system dual boot. I thought it was because lack ...
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ubuntu trusty: files lost in encypted home dir

help. i'm missing files in my ecryptfs home directory and wondering if there is a way to recover. i had a number of files open in vim inside a tmux session and i suspect that my home directory was ...
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How recover encrypted home when lost because user password was changed with root?

My Ubuntu-encrypted home directory was lost when I changed my user password. This was because I did it from the command line as root. So my user password is no longer linked to my encrypted user ...
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Anyway to bring back encrypted home information [duplicate]

Recently forgot my password? And I've tried to reset the password. The problem is that the home direct is encrypted. So there is no way to log in through new password. Cannot remember old password ...
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ecryptfs on a nfs4 home

I am have been banging my head against a wall for days now trying to make this work. Now I finally decided to get help. This actually concerns a Debian server but ecryptfs is maintained by Ubuntu ...
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ecryptfs - decrypt and mount at boot with USB key

I have a system running Ubuntu Server as a testbed for some services that I want to get familiar with. I decided to let the installation procedure set up encryption. I knew all along that I would have ...
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Cannot delete encrypted btrfs snapshot

I created a btrfs snapshot some time ago and now I want to delete it, as it appears to be taking up a lot of space. When I list snapshots, I get: 11:59:16::root@pounamu::/mnt ↪ btrfs subvolume ...
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ecryptfs - unknown password and possibly lost

This is probably going to be a long post, but at the moment I cannot see the wood for the trees, so any help appreciated. In a nutshell: the other night I changed my (login) password. Then forgot it. ...
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Swap partition get damaged when encrypted

I upgraded my system to Ubuntu 14.04LTS, I encrypted the home & the swap partition during the installation since it was already encrypted in the old version. But later I noticed swap partition is ...
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GUI login failure after deleting ecryptfs

Ubuntu 12.04: I run my OS on a 64 GB SSD. So, space is important. Thus, I too hastily deleted ".ecryptfs" to save 10GB. (Ecryptfs was not set up to encrypt my home folder or the disk itself; so I ...
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Allow alternate login method to decrypt home folder

I updated and rebuilt the guide for unlocking *buntu and derivatives via Common Access card here, and I've run into a sort of snag with logging into the DM (likely due to an encrypted home folder.) It ...
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Encrypting home folder in Ubuntu 12.04 server

How can I encrypt the home folder in Ubuntu 12.04 server on-the-fly? I tried this: root@avo-server:/home/avo# ecryptfs-migrate-home -u avo INFO: Checking disk space, this may take a few moments. ...
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Decrypted Files from ecryptfs-homefolder not readable!(letter salad) [duplicate]

I just decrypted the encrypted home-folder of a linux Mint 12-System with this command ecryptfs-recover-private after i had mounted it and I get this message, too: INFO: Success! Private data ...
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How to get back to normal after ecryptfs-rewrap-passphrase screw-up?

After my laptop lost power last night, I logged on today to find my encrypted home directory not mounted. Since I have recently changed my login password, I used ecryptfs-rewrap-passphrase ...
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Ubuntu Username / Home Directory Changed - Now Files & Settings Are Gone

================================== UPDATE - 6/20 #tangodown I went ahead and executed 'cp -rfp /home/OLD /home/NEW' Now, I have some additional hidden folders in '/home/NEW', and it also has a new ...
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Would like to use different passwords for initial login and sudo for encrypted home folder

I just encrypted my home directory using ecryptfs and the instructions from How to Encrypt Ubuntu Home Folder After Installation. In order to really benefit from the encryption, however, I needed to ...
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Unable to log in after full disk encryption + separate Encfs encryption of home directory

I followed this (german) guide to set up an encrypted ubuntu system. However I wanted to have my home directory on a separate disk and also encrypted, but using encfs. So I chose a partition on ...
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How to mount encrypted home directory in an encrypted LVM with username/password

I mounted the LVM to ~/recover The private home folder is now here ~/recover/home/eshwar$Access-Your-Private-Data.desktop I tried ecryptfs-recover-private but it appears that the login passphrase is ...
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Mount file system path as encrypted?

I know how to mount an encrypted ext4 partition. However, now I want to do the opposite. I want to mount a folder of an existing partition somewhere else in my filesystem, but when accessing it, files ...
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Eliminating zero-length files

I have been having multiple crashes recently. 4-5 last night within a few hours. I posted about it before, and got an answer but not sure how to proceed. The messages in my logs right before the ...
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Recover deleted encrypted home dir after Ubuntu install over partition

I had an encrypted home dir in my Ubuntu partition (system and home together). I left the live usb plugged in and someone reinstalled Ubuntu over that partition. I read all I could on the net about ...
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Can't login after killing X Server with encrypted home directory

I have ctrl-alt-backspace enabled to terminate Xorg in an xorg.conf.d file: Section "InputClass" Identifier "Keyboard Defaults" MatchIsKeyboard "yes" Option ...
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Have passphrase, don't have wrapped_passphrase file

My hard drive decided to corrupt nearly the entire first gigabyte of itself. The superblocks/inode tables for that first gig were completely unreadable, and with that most of the OS files were ...
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How do I make ecryptfs automount in xubuntu?

When I set up ecryptfs in xbuntu's installer, everything was great. When I logged in, it just worked. I changed the passphraise with ecryptfs-rewrap-passphrase. Now, nothing works automatically ...
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Cannot use Encrpyted Home directory after upgrade to 14.04

My $HOME directory is encrypted. It was ok in 13.10, but, after upgraded to 14.04 desktop by do-release-upgrade, I can log in, however, the home hasn't been decrypted, and cause many application ...
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My Private folder has become empty

I don't really know what happened. I just meant to change all the names of the folders in /home so that the first letter of all of them would be lower case. I did it with the command bulkrename of ...
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What are the important xml files? (Accidentally moved all xml files)

Very unfortunately I have moved all my xml files into one folder (I was at /home/desgua/ when I run find . -name '*.xml' -exec mv {} ./logs/ \;. Now I am very afraid of turning off my computer and not ...
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Encrypted Home folder is still accessible with another distro

I partitioned an HDD in to four, the biggest of them being the HOME directory. This drive was encrypted during xubuntu installation and worked perfectly fine. I then booted from another ubuntu live CD ...
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ecryptfs-mount-private fails silently on Ubuntu 12.04.4

I have a remote linux server running Ubuntu 12.04.4, which I had someone restart. Afterwards I tried ssh'ing in, and found my files encrypted. Strangely this works: sudo ecryptfs-recover-private ...
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How to check my home directory is encrypted in Ubuntu 12.04

I am using XUbuntu 12.04 and I want to be sure my home directory is encrypted. I have .ecryptfs in my home directory and other positive signs of encryption and had selected it during installation. But ...
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/home automatically ecrypted during multi boot?

I was attempting to add a Mint partition to my Ubuntu 12.04/Win7 box, when the whole process went south on me. Mint installed correctly but removed the Ubuntu/Win options from my Grub menu. Attempting ...
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Help recovering eCryptfs user data

Ubuntu 13.10 x64 Chose LVM partitioning when I installed Here's the story from the beginning... I had a problem with the fglrx drivers preventing unity from starting correctly so I tried to repair ...
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ecryptfs mounts as read only

I did the following (http://haridas.in/how-to-put-encrypted-contents-on-cloud-storages.html), and after mounting, the mounted dir is read-only filesystem: I created two dirs: one to /home/user/dir1 ...
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ecryptfs issues

I'm having two problems with ecryptfs in how I want/expect it to work. I'm retrieving the sig remotely so that it never exists on the local drive - to protect against someone walking away with the ...
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Apparmor and Ecrypfs trouble with encrypted ~/Private directory

In my system I made an encrypted ~/Private directory by ecryptfs-utils package. It works good, but I have a problem with apparmor. Into the Private folder I moved some home directories, like .local, ...
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ecryptfs-recover-private : Input/output error

I tried to recover data from a disk which I removed from a non-functional laptop. The disk is in a USB enclosure, and I plugged it into another laptop running the same Ubuntu version (12.04) as the ...
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How to make an encrypted home folder accessible by two local users?

My wife and I are sharing a laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I would like to encrypt the Home folder of each of us while still maintaining access by the other. The encryption part using eCryptfs ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Keyring broken “Can't log into account”

So, for some reason i cant suddenly log into my main account, so i did alt+ctrl+f1 and saw the message "signature not found in user keyring perhaps try the interactive 'ecryptfs-mount-private'"