Ubuntu – How to retrive encryption passpharase


When installing Ubuntu I chose to encrypt my home drive and after installation update information window came up:

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Where I had to write down encryption passphrase. Well I closed it and it doesn't pop up any more. So the question is where can I find it to write down the passphrase?

Best Answer

Follow these steps:

Hit Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal and run following command:

ecryptfs-unwrap-passphrase ~/.ecryptfs/wrapped-passphrase

It will ask for a Passphrase:, enter your login password and you'll get the key.

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