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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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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Change the passphrase of an ecryptfs directory

I want to have an encrypted directory (not homedir!) let's say /testdata. I have used the following command and parameters to encrypt it: root@pc:~# mount -t ecryptfs /testdata/ /testdata/ ...
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Will I able to access ecryptfs -ed folders in another installed Ubuntu?

I have a HDD with Linux Ubuntu partition but with no Linux only Win7. I found a solution how to access and save my ext2 Linux files in Windows. I downloaded DiskInternals Linux reader. It accesses my ...
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How to change the timeout of directories mounted with ecryptfs-mount-private

When I mount my encrypted .Private data, I can access (rw) my data fine. After a while the mount seems to be unmounted automatically. Is there a default timeout? If so, how can I change it? The ...
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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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What are ECRYPTFS_FNEK_ENCRYPTED files and folders for?

I've moved my home folder from an old to a new computer using this HowTo. The old machine was running Xubuntu 11.10 the new is running Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. On both machines the users where created ...
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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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signature not found in user keyring, perhaps try the interactive 'ecryptfs-mount-private'

My Ubuntu 13.04 froze while working with the encrypted user account USER1 . I rebooted and since then I cant login to the user account USER1 even with correct password. I login in to user account ...
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Samba, PAM and encrypted home directory

So, I have an encrypted home, PAM usually unwraps the passphrase via /etc/pam.d/common-auth and /etc/pam.d/common-session-noninteractive. This works fine for SSHD sessions, however when I open up a ...
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Can't access encrypted home from other Ubuntu releases from 13.04

Today I installed Raring Ringtail (again), 13.04 (production release), clean in a fresh partition on an AMD X2 64-bit system. I have a parallel installation of 12.10 and another one of 12.04 on other ...
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ecryptfs-setup-private login passphrase incorrect

I'm trying to access my former home folder. When I run ecryptfs-setup-private, I am asked for my login passphrase which returns ERROR: Your login passphrase is incorrect. I have tried both, my ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Owner, xattr on encrypted remote backup

I am trying to configure an encrypted remote backup. My approach is to backup my data to a local drive which is encrypted using ecryptfs (mounted with mount -t ecryptfs /lower_folder /upper_folder) ...
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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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Automount Encrypted Home partition on Boot

After update around 1 month ago my laptop did not mount encrypted home partition on login/boot (not sure when this happened before) - which results to unable to login. Now I have to manually switch ...
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eCryptfs - Need to remove from drive

Okay, so I have a new server with ubuntu 12.04. I added the drive from my old and was trying to move data from the main drive and of course when I mounted it I ran into ...
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How to unencrypt encrypted home directory?

I got hdd replaced in my noteboook and now trying to read encrypted home directory from old hdd under freshly installed ubuntu. I tried mount -t ecryptfs /mnt/old_disk/USERNAME/.private/.Private ...
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ecryptfs assistance, have all keys am able to progress to decrypting the data but then aborts

Please help have been trying for over 3-4 days now with various methods. I have created a folder named 'OldHome in my /tmp directory and also have all the encrypted data in a folder there. I deleted ...
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eCryptfs : How to keep the home mounted without being over ssh?

I have a daemon program who need to read in a file who is saved somewhere in my home folder. But every time I close my ssh connection, this daemon can't read the file because it appear that eCryptfs ...
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Same home folders on 2 PC's using network

I have a server that is always running always connected to the network and I would like to install another computer that can sit in my study and either log in to this PC(not vnc) over the network or ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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Recover the LOGIN passphrase with the MOUNT PASSPHRASE

First steps with Ubuntu... after holidays, I forgot my password. HOURA ! So I used GRUB to change my password, it was a success. But... rebooting the computer, arriving on the launch screen... I wrote ...
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Encrypted LVM and non-qwerty keyboard with ubuntu 13.04

I am trying to use the feature encrypted LVM when installing Ubuntu 13.04 on a laptop. I have no problems until i reboot: Then of course ubuntu asks me to enter the passphrase and i have the error ...
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Problem with encryption (often get messages about low disk space)

I upgraded my Ubuntu 12.04 system from Ubuntu 10.04. Already in the previous version I faced the problem with pretending "low disk space", which really wasn't the real condition. I searched about the ...
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Trash working incorrectly

I have an internal HDD mounted onto /media/jeffrey/hdd1 which is in turn mounted onto /home/jeffrey/HDD using mount.ecryptfs_private. Whenever I delete something from /home/jeffrey/HDD, it ends up in ...