Recover encrypted ecryptfs home folder from encrypted dm-crypt luks disk volume

Whew… saved by the skin of teeth.

The grub2 bootloader of my computer got corrupt. I was not able to boot into the computer and all was lost. For security reasons, I set up LVM with full disk encryption. Thereafter, each user’s home folder was further encrypted with ecryptfs (the default you get when you . . . → Read More: Recover encrypted ecryptfs home folder from encrypted dm-crypt luks disk volume

Add new user with encrypted home folder in Ubuntu

By default, Ubuntu 12.04 does not allow you to add a new user with an encrypted home directory using the GUI user manager.

To add a user with encrypted home folder, do following:

Start up the terminal on your system as in this post http://www.askmeaboutlinux.com/?p=1904 $ sudo adduser –encrypt-home username <enter>

where username is the . . . → Read More: Add new user with encrypted home folder in Ubuntu

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