Disappointed to see that the 18.04 installer no longer offers the option to encrypt the home directory. According to this bug report referenced in the installer, the recommended method for encryption these days is full-disk with LUKS, or fscrypt for directories. Full-disk encryption seems a bit overkill for my needs, and all the bugs and caveats mentioned on the Wiki don't make it a very attractive option. All I really want is to protect my home directory from someone accessing my documents, photos, etc. if my laptop were to get stolen, making fscrypt the option for me.
The fscrypt GitHub page has some examples on how to set it up, but I can't find any documentation aimed at encrypting the home directory on Ubuntu. The old ecryptfs tool is still available, but after setting it up Ubuntu would sometimes freeze at the login screen.
So my question is: How do I setup fscrypt to encrypt my /home directory and decrypt when I log in? I also liked how ecryptfs allowed decrypting the folder manually (eg. from disk images).
(A similar question was posted here and was unfortunately closed for being an "off-topic" bug report. To clarify, this is not a bug report. The fact that the encrypt home directory option was removed from the installer was intentional. All I'm asking here is how to setup fscrypt.)