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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If I ever restore an ecryptfs folder, what will I need?

Say I have an encrypted folder (using ecryptfs), and I'm regularly backing it up in its encrypted state. If all is lost some day and I have to restore everything to a whole new machine, what will I ...
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Recovering Encrypted Home Directory With Ecryptfs - Passphrase not working

My computer recently failed and I'm now trying to recover files off my external SATA SSD via LiveUSB. I don't remember encrypting my computer, but I'm receiving the ACCESS_YOUR_.... file when ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 x64 encrypted home - signature not found in user keyring

Had some problems with my laptop a few days ago and I had to reinstall the system. I used the same password for the same user when I installed it and, after the installation finished, when I got to ...
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Recovering Encrypted Home Folder; Login Passphrase Not Working

I recently switched computers and need to access the files on my old SSD. It's fully Ubuntu and encrypted, I'm unable to access my private directories right now. I'm booted off a USB with my SSD in ...
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Ecryptfs - mount: mount(2) failed: No such file or directory

Ecryptfs does not provide a helpful error when it fails to find a passphrase in the user's kernel keyring when mounting an encrypted directory. The solution is to show an error that says, "Failed to ...
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What information should I preemptively store to be able to recover encrypted data?

All of the posts that I can find regarding encrypted-data recovery regard specific situations. I currently have functioning partitions and directories, but would like to maximise my chances of ...
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Restore passphrase to encrypted directory which I have access for using password

I have an encrypted /home directory and it's automatically decrypted when I log in(so I have access to the files) But I don't have a passphrase. How do I change/restore it?
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Files invisible after eCryptFS mount [duplicate]

I have a test lab with a fresh install of ecryptfs. The back-end file system is NFSv3. I'm mounting it with a simple: mount -t ecryptfs /mnt/nfsshare-enc/ /mnt/nfsshare-enc/ I answer all the ...
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Getting “No key available with this passphrase.” when trying to add a new LVM encryption password

I am getting "No key available with this passphrase." when I try to reset the password for the LVM encryption on my Ubuntu box. I have tried the following commands: sudo cryptsetup luksAddKey ...
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Change eCryptFS mount options (remove nosuid)?

Is there a way to modify the mount options for an encrypted home partition on Ubuntu, specifically to remove the nosuid option? Relatedly, is removing nosuid likely to cause any difficulties mounting ...
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ecryptfs ecryptfs-add-passphrase and mount issues

I'm using ecryptfs for a folder not within my home directory. The authentication is passphrase only. If I mount the folder with the ecryptfs mount-helper all is working fine. If I then unmount the ...
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Repair broken encrypted home

I've ran into following problem. I have split my disk into two partitions, one for / and one form /home. I've also encrypted /home. One beautiful day ubuntu reports upon boot some broken files, ...
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mount ecryptfs with syscall in C language

I am trying to mount an fs with ecryptfs in a program in C. But I don't manage to give to the kernel part the key int mount_crypt(char* source) { int r = -1; char opt[1024] = ...
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Access encrypted drive on separate partition

My situation is as follows. I upgraded my ubuntu version (12.04 to 14.04), using as a fresh install ~ it consistently failed when using update manager or apt-get. I kept my home on a separate ...
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how to use ecryptfs with a random directory

I would like to use ecryptfs to encrypt a random directory (i.e., not my home directory or a subdirectory thereof, principally due to disk space limitations on my home partition) and mount that ...
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Is my drive encrypted? I can read encrypted partition without providing password

Please help me determine if my is drive encrypted or not, what did I do wrong? I used Ubuntu Disk Utility for creating encrypted partition and I choose encrypted partition and provided a password, ...
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How to encrypt/decrypt a single file ecryptfs-style without mounting?

How can one encrypt/decrypt a single file ecryptfs-style without mounting the whole filesystem? I am basically looking for a gpg -e/gpg -d analogue that produces output that can be understood by ...
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eCryptfs - Cannot decrypt filenames

I have encrypted data on an external HD mounted on /home/username/.Data. I am trying to decrypt it to /home/username/Data. Although I can successfully read the files contents, I cannot manage to ...
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Deleted folder in encrypted home but did not free any space

I have this problem: I used ecryptfs to recover my home folder, which I use as storage for things I rarely use (old photos and videos, games, etc.). It was nearly full, so I sent a 20 GB folder to the ...
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How do I regain access to my encrypted home directory after changing my password?

On 12.04 LTS x64, I changed my user password via the User Accnts tool. After that I was unable to login again with my new password since my home directory is encrypted and the above-described bug does ...
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14.04: login loops back on itself - ecryptfs

This problem follows on from 14.04: No Auto login at User Account settings - I am administrator (see all comments) I tried to remove encryption via this link How can I enable autologin for my user ...
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Windows disappeared after installing Ubuntu encrypted

My problem is I lost Windows after reinstalling Ubuntu 14.04, because I reinstalled Ubuntu using encryption. From the beginning: 1) When I bought this laptop Windows 8 was already installed. 2) I ...
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Reset password via recovery mode, now data is encrypted [duplicate]

I forgot my login details for a Ubuntu server 13.10 installation, so I followed the steps in the top answer in this question: How do I reset a lost administrative password? This worked fine, I was ...
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Errors with Encryption Keyring and X when Booting in Ubuntu 14.04

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and I know all of my passwords, but I'm having trouble logging in and error messages I've Googled have not led me to a solution. When I came home the desktop on my laptop ...
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How can I use public-key encryption for luks?

I have been running luks with the following commands: $ sudo dd if=/dev/urandom of=/keyfile bs=1024 count=4 $ sudo cryptsetup luksFormat /dev/XXX keyfile $ sudo cryptsetup luksDump /dev/XXX And it ...
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Trying to recover data from Access-Your-Private-Data.desktop - can't get into Unity

I have 3.5 year old Lenovo Thinkpad w/ an i5 running Windows 7 and previously Ubuntu 10.04, each on it's own 50/50 partition of a 500GB HDD. I rarely use this laptop because the battery is pretty much ...
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ecryptfs-recover-private mounts wrong filesystem

I have a backup of my encrypted home directory on an external harddrive. When I use ecryptfs-recover-private /mnt/externalhdd/home/user/.Private/ to mount the encrypted fs of the external hdd it ...
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Ipsec connection fails between two hosts

I have two systems: Host1 (IP address - 10.1.0.1) and (Host2 IP address - 10.1.0.2) I configured IPsec on both machines as below: Host 1 config (/etc/ipsec-tools.conf) #Host 1 /etc/ipsec-tools.conf ...
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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 ...