View Full Version : [all variants] Encrypting home directory after installation w/o encryption

September 20th, 2012, 02:36 PM
I have a well-aged Ubuntu installation which I don't want to lose for a complete re-installation. When I installed Ubuntu, I chose not to encrypt home directories. I have now changed my mind and want to encrypt.

I'm comfortable with cryptsetup in and of itself, but I want to copy as closely as possible the whole setup Ubuntu does when it sets up encrypted /home's during installation. In particular: When and how is the partition opened/decrypted, when and how is it mounted, and so on.

I can figure out a way to do it myself, but I want to do it the same way vanilla Ubuntu does it. But I can't find much info on Ubuntu's setup of /home encryption, only info on how to make that choice during installation.

September 20th, 2012, 02:42 PM
This works: http://news.softpedia.com/news/How-to-Encrypt-Ubuntu-Home-Folder-After-Installation-290037.shtml

September 20th, 2012, 02:43 PM
Thank you!