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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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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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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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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Recovering eCryptfs partition with ecryptfs-recover-private not working

I am trying to reinstall, but I want to backup my encrypted home first, so I booted up from a live CD, mounted the hard drive, ran sudo ecryptfs-recover-private <home directory here> and it ...
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Recover encrypted data after reinstall

I couldn't remember the password that I've used for so many weeks, and changed it in recovery mode but for many reasons I decided to reinstall Ubuntu 12.10 with my seperate /home folder intact and ...
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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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can't log in after password change (ecryptfs)

I am on Ubuntu 12.10 with one user using encrypted home. A while back I have changed by user password and then forgot it. I then made a backup of my files using Dustin's help to an external drive. I ...
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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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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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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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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 - 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-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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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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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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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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How to stop using built-in home directory encryption?

I have a new Ubuntu 10.04 installation with encrypted home directory (using the built-in encryption offered by Ubuntu installer). What's the easiest way to stop using encryption? (I.e., to decrypt ...
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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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How do I mount an encrypted /home directory on another Ubuntu machine?

I've done something a bit, well, strange. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 directly onto a USB thumb stick, encrypting the /home directory as given the option during the install. The filesystem is btrfs, 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 ...
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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) [duplicate]

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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Suspend to RAM and encrypted partitions

Normally I don't shutdown my notebook any more in favour of using suspend-to-RAM. The downside is that my encrypted home partition is completely accessible after resume without entering the ...
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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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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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How to make a fresh install while also creating new partitions and keeping encrypted home directory

How can a machine be securely migrated from "Ubuntu - single partition - home directory encrypted" to "Debian - separated partitions for OS and home, and maybe for swap too if that is an advantage - ...
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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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'unreachable' home folder

Occasionally, when I log into my Ubuntu server, the prompt says jon@jon-server:(unreachable)/$. Running pwd at this point returns (unreachable)/, however echo $HOME returns /home/jon as expected. If ...
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Securely automount encrypted drive at user login

An encrypted /home directory gets mounted automatically for me when I log in. I have a second internal hard drive that I've formatted and encrypted with Disk Utility. I want it to be automatically ...