Please, help me to finish setup LUKS + TPM2 + auto unlock at boot.

I have installed clean Ubuntu 22.04.2 I have encrypted partition in GUI while installing OS. I have installed all updates.

Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS
systemd 249 (249.11-0ubuntu3.9)

I am trying to use this manual: https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/Trusted_Platform_Module#systemd-cryptenroll

I have installed:



sudo dracut --add tpm2-tss
sudo systemd-cryptenroll --tpm2-device=auto --tpm2-pcrs=0+7 /dev/nvme0n1p3

I have added in /etc/crypttab:

nvme0n1p3_crypt UUID=1fce6364-485c-4524-9c73-7bd4dac5bd32 none luks,discard

System still asking for a passphrase while booting.

I am do not understand what I need to do exactly to auto-unlock LUKS via TPM on boot.

2 Answers 2


This is what I'm using to allow LUKS decryption using TPM2 in the same Ubuntu 22. Not using systemd-cryptenroll, but clevis. The only 'downside' is that it shows the password prompt at boot, but disappears after getting the key from tpm.

        #install needed packages
        apt-get -y install clevis clevis-tpm2 clevis-luks clevis-initramfs initramfs-tools tss2
        echo -n Enter LUKS password:
        read -s LUKSKEY
        echo ""
        clevis luks bind -d /dev/nvme0n1p3 tpm2 '{"pcr_bank":"sha256"}' <<< "$LUKSKEY"
        update-initramfs -u -k all
        clevis luks list -d /dev/nvme0n1p3
        #delete example; -s is one of the slots reported by the previous command
        #clevis luks unbind -d /dev/nvme0n1p3 -s 1 tpm2

No need to modify anything else(not even crypttab file).

Update: also tested and working with Ubuntu 24.04 LTS; change device nvme0n1p3 to whatever suits your system.

  • Thank you! I will try it. I have tried to use "build-in" (systems) to unlock LUKS.
    – Vasiliy
    Commented Jun 29, 2023 at 11:34
  • Thank God for you! This information was so convoluted to find, and this was so succinct and easy, and worked!
    – blisstdev
    Commented Aug 29, 2023 at 4:36
  • I was worried about the device name /dev/nvme0n1p3 being hard coded but on my fresh install I had the exact same disk so it worked without modification. Commented Mar 14 at 2:16

I see just one issue in your steps in the /etc/crypttab. It is required to add tpm2-device=auto.

Here is the updated file

nvme0n1p3_crypt UUID=1fce6364-485c-4524-9c73-7bd4dac5bd32 none tpm2-device=auto,luks,discard

Once /etc/crypttab updated run dracut -f

If these details won't be enough there is detailed guide with only one major difference comparing to your step. I am not fully sure if dracut_059 compatible with Ubuntu 22.04 since Ubuntu is shipped with 051 release. As a workaround I just added few dracut modules folders into 051 release manually.


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