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 ecryptfs-directory.
- A nested encryption (encrypted directory inside home) does not work.
- The command ecryptfs-mount-private shows the error that I already have an encrypted passphrase (probably from the encrypted home directory?).
Therefore, I created via
sudo mount -t ecryptfs /encrypted /decrypted a new directory pair at the root level (outside home).
While I am able to mount it manually, I am not sure how I can mount it automatically – in addition to the encrypted home directory.
I've found a description here (see here), where I put the mount command into the fstab file. First, it does not work. Second, it also seems that my passphrase would be stored in clear text with this solution?
So I am wondering whether there are better solutions? Thank you very much 😉
Certainly, this will help everybody who encrypts her/his home partition and wants to encrypt the files which are uploaded to dropbox or owncloud.