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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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 ...
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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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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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Enable ecryptfs for all new users, even those authenticating through kerberos and ldap

How do I make sure that all users have their home directory encrypted when the login for the first time? I have setup pam to use Kerberos authentication and LDAP authorization (which I think should ...
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Dual Ubuntu Installations with Whole Disk Encryption

My goal is I want to have a Xubuntu/Ubuntu dual boot, with a catch - I want the disk to be fully encrypted with the dm-crypt (native supplied) whole disk encryption. Now I know, out of the box 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to safely back up the “Private” folder?

I have an ecryptfs "Private" folder in my home directory, and it is set up to automatically mount whenever I log in. I want to set up automatic backups to a network drive, but I don't want the ...
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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-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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How to Link Google Drive, Dropbox, or other Folders Into Encrypted Home Folders?

Question How can I mount these folders only after I've logged into the user with the encrypted home folder? System What I am trying to do is bind: /home/username/Dropbox/Documents to ...
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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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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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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-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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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 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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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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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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When installing I'm given the option of encrypting my home folder — what does this do?

Does encrypting my home folder make my computer more secure? Do I have to enter my password more if my home folder is encrypted? What else should I know about encrypting my home folder?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I open Access-Your-Private-Data.desktop?

Help how do I open this. the README file says THIS DIRECTORY HAS BEEN UNMOUNTED TO PROTECT YOUR DATA. From the graphical desktop, click on: "Access Your Private Data" or From the command line, ...
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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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Trying to mount old encrypted home

I installed a fresh Ubuntu 10.10 onto a new hard drive and want to mount the old home directory to a subdirectory of my new (also encrypted) home directory. I tried this with sudo mount -t ecryptfs ...