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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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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Stable 14.04 system suddenly will not boot - processes terminated with status 6 [on hold]

My laptop was running just fine, but tonight, it ran out of battery and wouldn't start up again afterwards. It's encrypted It can boot from a USB stick and the drive passes an e2fsck -f (after ...
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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)

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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ecryptfs-recover-private with only mount passphrase gives encrypted filenames

I am trying to recover my encrypted home directory with ecryptfs-recover-private with only my mount passphrase. I don't know my login passphrase. I changed my password using the passwd command, and ...
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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'"
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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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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 ...