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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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 ...
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ssh logout cause bash file problem

I have a .sh file which is called by a Node Web Server. In the .sh file I run some commands with my username [name], which is a superuser, without specifying the password. If I'm connected through ...
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Dual boot Win7 and Ubuntu 12.04 encryption question - ecryptfs

I have Windows 7 and Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my computer, and I would like to encrypt only my Ubuntu home directory. I have these partitions: system reserved NTFS windows 7 main partition (C:) ...
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/dev/sda1: Inodes that were part of a corrupted orphan linked list found

I was using my Ubuntu 2015.04 (with ecryptfs-encrypted user home) laptop normally when suddenly, the hard drive became read-only. I rebooted and now it is stuck on this: [ 0.703206] ACPI PCC ...
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// , Why does my .ecryptfs folder disappear?

// , sudo ecryptfs-recover-private and rsync -aP both recognize the presence of my /home/.ecryptfs/nathanusername/.Private directory, and operate on that directory. rsync recognizes it as shown in ...
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eCryptFS Confusion [closed]

I recently encrypted my home directory chris using ecryptfs. My understanding is that my encrypted files are stored in /home/.ecryptfs/chris/.Private and are mounted to /home/chris when I want to view ...
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What is the expected behaviour for ecryptfs?

I am relatively new GNU/Linux user and currently use Xubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have my main user and I also enabled root account (but not used it and root password is setup). I am interested in ecryptfs ...
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Mounting while login ecryptfs after reinstallation

I had Ubuntu 15.04 with two mount points: "/" and "/home". Also, I had encrypted the user directory. (I configured it during the last installation) After several time of using It, I reinstall Ubuntu ...
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eCryptfs mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock

After a stupid I deleted my whole ubuntu system with sudo rm *, and my home folder is encrypted with ecryptfs I recovered 88760 .eCryptfs files. I copied them all at the root of a new folder ...
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How do I enter my home directory password once [apt-get install, encrypted directory]?

Here is my dilemma: I install a lot of software from the command-line and then I move away from the terminal to do other things. Example: sudo apt-get -y install php5 php5-gd php5-mcrypt openssl ...
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ecryptfs - .Private directory mount/unmount issues

I created two login's on a pc running Ubuntu 14.04 and 104-0ubuntu1.14.04.3 amd64. I used ecryptfs-setup-private to create their .Private directories which auto-mount and auto-unmounts as desired but ...
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Public folder in an encrypted home directory?

I have encrypted home directory, which has drwx------ permissions after mounting. Is there a possibility to have Public directory inside it which is accessible by other users? As I understand, it's ...
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Recover home directory from encrypted mount

I have browsed all the questions that appear to look like mine, and while some are similar; I don't want to take a guess unless I know the next step is specific to my problem . I have listed below how ...
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Fail to log in to an encrypted home Ubuntu 14.04

As titled, I have problem in logging in to an encrypted home. I have encrypted my home (admin) directory some time ago, so I don't really remember whether I written down the passphrase, but one thing ...
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I deleted my whole ubuntu system with sudo rm *, and my home folder is encrypted with ecryptfs

I just did sudo rm * and deleted everything. (yes, I know what you think and I agree with you). My SSD is 128G, ubuntu 14.10 was installed on the full partition, using LVM and with the /home ...
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Access encrypted home directory of one user when I am logged in as another user

On Ubuntu 14.04 I have created an encrypted home directory for a certain user A (with ecryptfs-utils & cryptsetup). However I am usually logged in as another user B. When I am logged in as user B, ...
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Cannot create user with auto-mounted encrypted home dir in Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS desktop

I set up a machine with 14.04.2 and used the encrypted homedir option, which works fine from the installer. I went to move some stuff around, and ended up re-installling. I have been trying to create ...
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Acces ecryptfs home folder of other local Linux installation?

I'm dual booting Ubuntu and Elementary OS. Is there a way I can auth myself as a Elemantary OS user and access my files under Ubuntu home folder and vice-versa?