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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Decrypt home directory using mount pasphrase - files still encrypted

I am trying to recover data from an Ubuntu installation with an encrypted home directory mounted on a separate partition /dev/sda1. I don't have the login passphrase, but I do have the original mount ...
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In eCryptfs, is the mount passphrase / OpenSSL key the exact same thing as the FEKEK?

In the sparse documentation of eCryptfs and web articles about it, the term "mount passphrase" and the acronym FEKEK are sometimes used interchangeably and sometimes they seem to mean something ...
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How much extra storage space does eCryptFS use?

I'm thinking of using eCryptFS, but I wanted to know how much more disk space is used.
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Changed password - now can't login to my account (full disk encyption + encrypted home folder)

So I'm running Ubuntu 15.10. I have full disk encryption setup and an encrypted home folder, I realize this is stupid but I didn't realize what I choose when I set it up and never bothered to try and ...
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How to use TRIM on encrypted home folder

I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. During the installation, I've checked 'encrypted home' but home folder is in the same partition as the root (i.e in '/'). I know that the usage of TRIM on LUKS devices ...
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“sudo ecryptfs-recover-private” gives “find: ‘/run/user/1000/gvfs’: Permission denied” after botched (?) upgrade

EDIT 1: I reinstalled 16.04 having booted through the CD but with the HDD installed, now I can read the "readme.txt" and I can click on the "access-your-private-data.desktop" and it seems to run for a ...
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FDE: can't enter passphrase with wireless keyboard 14.04 LTS

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with full disk encryption. My problem is that I am unable to enter the passphrase for the encryption with my wireless Logitech keyboard, and have to plug in an ...
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How do i replicate Ecryptfs

Does anyone know how to decrypt ecryptfs files without using ecryptfs? This is partly as an exercise and partly to use an ecryptfs mount from my Dropbox on a Windows machine/smartphone. Or: what is ...
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Practical use of ecryptfs, encrypted keys, and TPM: how to convert existing user key to encrypted key?

Short version of this question is: How do I convert a user key on the kernel keyring storing ecryptfs authentication token / FEFEK to an encrypted key on keyring? (I.e. how to add an encrypted key ...
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ecrypftfs - strange non-deterministic behavior

I have two sets of folders: plaintextA, ecryptfsA plaintextB, ecryptfsB They are mounted from fstab. I have a single set of parameters in /root/.ecryptfsrc (actually I have no idea if there is a ...
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How to change the passphrase for a private directory encrypted with ecryptfs

I set up a ~/Private directory, but now i want to change the passphrase i used. I moved all files out of that folder in order to start from scratch. So far i tried with: ~ $ cd / / $ ...
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Is there a way to move directory in the encrypted home to a second disk and keep the encryption ?

I have an install with home encryption (ecryptfs), it works fine, but am running out of space on that first disk, I have a second disk plugged in and formatted to ext4. Is it possible to use the same ...
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Mount LUKS encrypted hard drive at boot (luks key stored in HOME folder which is encrypted by ecryptfs)

This question is regarding the one raised at: Mount LUKS encrypted hard drive at boot I have added my key to home folder and all works as a charm. Thanks guys! However I would like to better ...
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How to create an encrypted folder (not my home) and mount (decrypt) it automatically upon login?

Basically I would like to have something similar to Ubuntu's encrypted home folder, except for that the folder I would like to encrypt is NOT my home folder. Nor do I want to use that ~/Private ...
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How to remove an encrypted home directory

Recently, I had to do an OS reinstall. I keep my home folder encrypted in the event that my laptop were to be stolen, people wouldn't have access to my files. Using ecryptfs-recover-private, I was ...
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Corrupted ecryptfs

So I did an interesting thing. I inadvertently copied an old version of my /home directory onto my current /home directory. I'll call these files Bad files. My home partitions are encrypted, and this ...
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Can't copy or move recovered crypted files from the temp folder

My ubuntu failed a few days back. I was able to recover my encrypted home folder using ecryptfs-recover-private then nautilus (under root) to view the ecryptfs.xxxxxxxxx folder in the temp. I can ...
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Locked out of full disk encryption

I setup full disk encryption during my ubuntu install (14.04) and I recently rebooted and now I am locked out. I have not forgotten the password, I use it regularly. After boot when I put in the ...
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After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.04, home folder remains encrypted, and the password doesn't work

Last weekend I upgraded Ubuntu from 12.04 to 14.04. After the upgrade I logged-in using my old user and password, and I noticed that my home folder is empty, except encrypted files (I logged-in using ...
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Multiple solutions for login problem

Same problem others have. Forgot password. Changed password using Sudo passwd, but Home directory was encrypted, so now when I login the ecryptfs and home directory will not mount or decrypt. ...
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Can't type passphrase to decrypt disk

Just wiped out everything on my Macbook Pro Retina Early-2015 (Macbook12,1 or something) and installed Ubuntu. Had to use acpi=off and nodmraid just to get the USB stick to boot. I wanted to have ...
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ecryptfs special files

I used ecryptfs and I can't access my files. I need to keep trying passwords. But for the time being I want to save/backup my files on a different system. The problem is when I do sudo to backup all ...
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Encrypted Home… Forgotten password, but I have the Passphrase [duplicate]

I have forgotten the password to log in to Ubuntu (15.10). My home folder is encrypted. I do have the passphrase. How should I change the user password? There are some procedures here but they do not ...
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Home encryption causes infinite login loop

Installed fresh 14.04 with home encrytion enabled. After opening desktop screen i changed root and main user's passwords.(before that they all were the same: user's, root's, encryption passwords) ...
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Weird Files and Folders

I have a folder in the Lubuntu which has following structure: soprano (4,2 KB) .ecryptfs (26,8 GB) - *this folder was hidden* lost+found (16 KB) Inside the folder .ecryptfs: soprano And inside ...
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Snapshot of big file

So I need to repair a VirtualBox. VirtualBox's snapshot function wont help me, as I need to repair the .vdi file on a lower level. So I want to make a snapshot of the actual state, and then modify ...
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Set a hook on eCryptfs mount

I want to run several commands as root after my eCryptfs is mounted on my login. Can I somehow set a hook for that? Can I do it with systemd? What I want to achieve is to mount automatically on login ...
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Ecryptfs remove hard drive without logout

As many Ubuntu users I use ecryptfs in order to protect encrypt my home directory. I know that loggin into my system ecryptfs decrypts my files and symlinks them to the actual location of my home ...
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second hard drive, encrypted (LUKS, but mounts separately)

I have two storage devices in my machine. When I installed ubuntu, it offered to format the SSD and install to it, which was what I wanted. I didn't offer to do anything with the second. Fair ...
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Deleted .ecryptfs but system still running - any hopes?

I believe I have deleted my .ecryptfs passphrase files (~/.ecryptfs/ is empty) but that computer still is online with its drives mounted. I'm currently trying to recover the lost files with r-linux ...
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Encrypt custom eCryptfs folder on login/logout (with filename encryption) automatically [duplicate]

When my laptop gets stolen, it would be nice to have my documents safely inaccessible in my custom folder (not ~/Private, but e.g. ~/.docs), where I also plan to move keyring and some configs. I don't ...
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Cannot mount old encrypted home directory

I host my home directory on a hard drive separate from the rest of the Ubuntu install. I recently got a new drive and I'm in the process of migrating my user data from the old drive to the new one. ...
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ecrypte-recover-private not unencrypting with mount passphrase

My laptop (Ubuntu 12.04) stopped mounting my encrypted home drive today after several months of working fine. I have been using the same login password since I set up the encrypted home drive a few ...
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Removing Encryption on Ubuntu 14.04

Here is the issue, I encrypted my installation so at boot I need to enter a passphrase. Now I want to remove this so I can resize the main drive, i have tried every possible scenario nothing works. ...
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Ecryptfs - Encrypt second folder (for dropbox) in addition to encrypted home folder

I've encrypted my home partition in Ubuntu (15.10 currently). Now I am trying to encrypt a single directory so that I can use it to sync. with e.g. dropbox securely. Therefore, I need a new ...
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How do I mount an eCryptFS encrypted partition on login?

I want to mount my old encrypted home partition when I login to my new installation. The homes use Ubuntu default encryption (eCryptFS). Both my old and new installation use the same password. How can ...
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Encryption help

I messed up my system the other night and after going through all avenues, I decided I'll make a back up of my data and just re-install. I have mounted my encrypted drive before but now I am faced ...
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Ecryptfs and *huge* .Private directories

I enabled full disk encryption during installation, and revently while doing some dev work realized I couldn't install anything because I was out of disk space. My .Private directory is 80 gigabytes. ...
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ecryptfs-recover-private not accepting password

I'm trying to recover my encrypted home directory using an ubuntu liveUSB. When I run ecryptfs-recover-private and it asks for my login passphrase, I type my login passphrase, and it fails. In ...
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Can ecryptfs login and mount passphrases be changed?

Consulting the Internet documentation and the UNIX manpages of ecryptfs, I found a bit confusing the random use of login and mount passphrases, wrapping and wrapped passphrases. For instance, from ...
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ecryptfs and login passphrase vs mount passphrase

I installed ecryptfs-utils and used it to create a Private encrypted folder in my home directory. During creation of Private encrypted folder I was asked for a login passphrase and a mount ...
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Decrypt home folder on login, not on boot

I have encrypted my home directory and am prompted for the passphrase on boot, to decrypt the volume. The problem with this approach is that boot is blocked till somebody (usually me) has physical ...
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Accidentaly created a different user when reinstalling Ubuntu

I had set my computer to dual boot Ubuntu 15.04 and Windows 8. I tried upgrading to 15.10, but the auto-upgrade just hung. I then installed Ubuntu 15.10 to my Ubuntu partition. In doing so, I created ...
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ecryptfs-mount-private ERROR

ERROR: Encrypted private directory is not set up properly I forgot my password and a computer person set up a new profile on my linux machine with a new login password which I know. The problem ...
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Can I encrypt my home folder on all derivatives?

When installing Ubuntu I have the option to encrypt my home folder using ecryptfs. Which derivatives/flavors come with the option to use ecryptfs to encrypt my home folder? Can I re-use my ...
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Encrypted home dir: Cannot login after sudo password reset

I have a user, say secretuser, with an encrypted home directory. Unfortunately I forgot the password for user secretuser, because it was very secret. So I loggged on with another admin user, say ...
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Running fsck on internal disk which also has ecryptfs encrypted folder

I could not google out straight answer to this. My laptops hard disk is not encrypted. Within my un-encrypted home folder, I have a Personal folder which is encrypted using ecryptfs. I followed ...
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How to Fuse Mount into Home Folders - After EcryptFS is mounted?

Question: In Linux, how do you automate a folder to be mounted into a User's Home Folder? -- But with these constraints: Only After their Encrypted Home Folder has been mounted -- so the mount ...
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Use existing encrypted directory as home directory

In the past, I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with /dev/sda4 mounted as /home. I encrypted my home directory. Today, I erased all the partitions except /dev/sda4 and I installed Xubuntu 14.04 on a new ...
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problem with ecryptfs-recover-private: mount(2) failed

I'm in the process of moving my OS and data from one drive to another within the same computer. (I got a nice, new SSD.) My old home directory had an encrypted sub directory inside, and I'd like to ...