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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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'"
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Terrible Luks/dm-crypt performance on 13.10 (Asus Zenbook, SSD, AES-NI supported)

I have a Laptop (Asus Zenbook UX31A) with 124GB SSD. I installed Ubuntu on a encrypted partition and started facing moments of temporary or permanent unresponsiveness. I suspected I/O and did some ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Keyring broken "signature not found in user keyring perhaps try the

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'" I can ...
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What's the best practice for backing up encrypted Ubuntu home dir?

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 and electing to encrypt my entire home directory, I am now wondering what the best way would be to back up the data here. I backed up the rest of my file system with ...
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Changed the user password, but now I can't access my encrypted folder

I changed my user password, but now I can't enter my encrypted folder when I login, I need to type ecryptfs-mount-private and type in the old password. I changed it from System Tools->Users and ...
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How to decrypt encryptfs at boot

/root/.crypt /root/crypt ecryptfs ecryptfs_check_dev_ruid,ecryptfs_cipher=aes,ecryptfs_key_bytes=16,ecryptfs_unlink_sigs,ecryptfs_sig=d395309aaad4de06,ecryptfs_fnek_sig=d395309aaad4de06 0 0 I have ...
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Where is the declaration of execution of ecryptfs for on user login automount?

For a ~/Private mount generated by the ecryptfs helper utility, where is the declaration to execute ecryptfs on user login? Same question but for an encrypted Home, as in that case it presumably ...
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recover encrypted folder content after format

So i made a backup of my HOME folder before i formatted my computer. Now i am trying to access the files in my encrypted private folder but with no luck. What are the commands that i should run in ...
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how to store data on a “secure” place so that nobody can access to it

I am building a "Kiosk-Computer"-Terminal for my client. At the moment the "Kiosk-Mode" is accessing into Ubuntu with the guest-user, this is enough for my costumer at the moment. ( btw. if somebody ...
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Recover encrypted home directory files

I tried to recover the home directory files using: sudo ecryptfs-add-passphrase --fnek sudo mount -t ecryptfs /home/.ecryptfs/USERNAME/.Private /media/USERNAME/home/ Now everything is mounted ...
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How can i know whether the LUKS is using passphrase or key file for authentication purpose?

Lets an example, i have a Linux partition /dev/sda6 and already encryption been enabled with DM-crypt (cryptsetup) tool. As i know dm-crypt can have two way of authentication like with key file or ...
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Ubuntu crashed after trying to remove ecryptfs

I was running low on disk space and hence decided to remove ecryptfs. I had not installed it separately but I'd checked the option to encrypt my home folder, So, coming back to what I've actually ...
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I really need to access my files :( from my previous Home directory

I actually messed up with my original administrator account which is . The problem was the unity won't start properly. It's just that, it only shows the background and some few icons on the top bar ...
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Ecryptfs: lost passphrase

When I mounted some dir by mount -t ecryptfs private data I entered wrong password. I wrote data in this dir and now I can't mount it. I have no valid password and passphrase (know only the same), ...
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ECryptFS does not bring up keyboard at boot!

I installed 13.10 amd64 and chose to encrypt my entire system. When I rebooted, the prompt to enter my passphrase to decrypt the hdd came up, but it was impossible to enter because my keyboard had ...
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How to change the UID of a user with an encrypted home directory

How can I change the UID of a user with an encrypted home directory?
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Hi.. I had the blue screen of death and Installed Ubuntu Test from my sons disk [duplicate]

I would like to erase windows 7 from my laptop ASUS Core i7. I do not care about the programs nor info on the hard drive, I have it all backed up.. Please help as I am running on a CD and when I close ...
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How to decrypt the encrypted partition durning bootup in livecd?

I make a liveusb with a encrypted partition,if I didn't mount it durning bootup, I can decrypted it after logged into desktop. But I want to mount it on /home,since fstab is regenerated during bootup, ...
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USB keyboard modules in initramfs

I want to make a Ubuntu Live CD with an encrypted filesystem.squashfs, which is decrypted in the initramfs. I almost succeeded, but there seems to be last one thing: I can't type in the passphrase ...
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Encryption my home folder and swap area errors

When I was installing Ubuntu I both created "Encrypt my home folder" and "swap area" . and now I get this error for each booting my computer. the error message is this: The disk drive for ...
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Automatically mounting multiple ecryptfs directories

What I'm thinking of is having users "husband" and "wife", each with ecryptfs home directories, along with an ecryptfs-encrypted /home/husbandandwife directory that each user has access to. I'd like ...
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How to FSCK on with ecryptfs encrypted home directory? Is it necessary?

I set the switch to encrypt my home directory at installation. I installed Ubuntu on a USB pen drive, so the chances to garbage are higher than usual. I have the serious assumption, that the file ...
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Will data in my new volume be encrypted if I mount it in my full disk encrypted system?

I've installed a Ubuntu 12.04 server with full disk encryption. Now, I added a new volume (a md volume, integrated by 2 hdd in RAID1), and mounted it at root of my encrypted file system. Will data ...
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Recover the LOGIN passphrase with the MOUNT PASSPHRASE

First steps with Ubuntu... after holidays, I forgot my password. HOURA ! So I used GRUB to change my password, it was a success. But... rebooting the computer, arriving on the launch screen... I wrote ...
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Mount old encrypted home

I'm aware of this post, but my problem is slightly different. I have two partitions, one with my old Ubuntu 10.04, and one with my current Ubuntu 12.04. My old home is encrypted using ecryptfs, but ...
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Encrypted LVM and non-qwerty keyboard with ubuntu 13.04

I am trying to use the feature encrypted LVM when installing Ubuntu 13.04 on a laptop. I have no problems until i reboot: Then of course ubuntu asks me to enter the passphrase and i have the error ...
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Problem with encryption (often get messages about low disk space)

I upgraded my Ubuntu 12.04 system from Ubuntu 10.04. Already in the previous version I faced the problem with pretending "low disk space", which really wasn't the real condition. I searched about the ...
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Been using Truecrypt, but trying ecryptfs

I have been using Truecrypt with a 32gb filesystem to keep important, personal, private files in. The idea is a stranger getting into my system cannot see any of those files, including Chrome cache, ...
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signature not found in user keyring, perhaps try the interactive 'ecryptfs-mount-private'

My Ubuntu 13.04 froze while working with the encrypted user account USER1 . I rebooted and since then I cant login to the user account USER1 even with correct password. I login in to user account ...
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Cannot mount encrypted home after password change, ecryptfs not configured (no passphrase set)

I recently forgot my user password from a relatively fresh Ubuntu 13.04 installation (dual-boot with Windows 7, latter more heavily used). During setup, I had selected the encrypted home directory ...
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Removal of ecryptfs [duplicate]

Install of Linux Mint recommends drive encryption and uses ecryptfs. Unfortunately, they don't want you of the trouble you are getting into. eCryptfs seems near impossible to remove cleanly. There are ...
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Samba, PAM and encrypted home directory

So, I have an encrypted home, PAM usually unwraps the passphrase via /etc/pam.d/common-auth and /etc/pam.d/common-session-noninteractive. This works fine for SSHD sessions, however when I open up a ...
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Can't login without mounting encrypted $Home from TTY

When I try logging in, using the correct password, the screen goes black, it flashes the NVIDIA logo and then takes me back to the login screen. After trying to restart lightdm, researching ...
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Trash working incorrectly

I have an internal HDD mounted onto /media/jeffrey/hdd1 which is in turn mounted onto /home/jeffrey/HDD using mount.ecryptfs_private. Whenever I delete something from /home/jeffrey/HDD, it ends up in ...
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My /home partition became full after moving files from encrypted user folder to unencrypted user folder. What can I do?

I'm currently working on removing my home directory encryption by following the instructions given by ecryptfs-setup-private --undo. I have exited the graphical session and logged in on a tty in ...
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Owner, xattr on encrypted remote backup

I am trying to configure an encrypted remote backup. My approach is to backup my data to a local drive which is encrypted using ecryptfs (mounted with mount -t ecryptfs /lower_folder /upper_folder) ...
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Change the passphrase of an ecryptfs directory

I want to have an encrypted directory (not homedir!) let's say /testdata. I have used the following command and parameters to encrypt it: root@pc:~# mount -t ecryptfs /testdata/ /testdata/ ...