ecryptfs-mount-private(1) eCryptfs ecryptfs-mount-private(1)

NAME ecryptfs-mount-private - interactive eCryptfs private mount wrapper script.

SYNOPSIS ecryptfs-mount-private

DESCRIPTION ecryptfs-mount-private is a wrapper script for the mount.ecryptfs_pri- vate utility that will interactively prompt for the users login pass- word, if necessary. You need to be a member of ecryptfs group to use this.

FILES ~/.Private - underlying directory containing encrypted data

~/Private - mountpoint containing decrypted data (when mounted)

~/.ecryptfs/Private.sig - file containing signature of mountpoint passphrase

~/.ecryptfs/wrapped-passphrase - file containing the wrapped passphrase

~/.ecryptfs/wrapping-independent - this file exists if the wrapping passphrase is independent from login passphrase

SEE ALSO mount.ecryptfs_private(1), ecryptfs-umount-private(1)


AUTHOR This manpage and the ecryptfs-mount-private utility was written by Dustin Kirkland <> for Ubuntu systems (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or mod- ify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 or any later version published by the Free Software Founda- tion.

On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.

ecryptfs-utils 2008-11-13 ecryptfs-mount-private(1)