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NAME

       ecryptfs-setup-private - setup an eCryptfs private directory.

SYNOPSIS

       ecryptfs-setup-private   [-f|--force]   [-w|--wrapping]   [-b|--bootstrap]  [-n|--no-fnek]
       [--nopwcheck] [-u|--username USER] [-l|--loginpass LOGINPASS] [-m|--mountpass MOUNTPASS]

OPTIONS

       Options available for the ecryptfs-setup-private command:

       -f, --force
              Force overwriting of an existing setup

       -w, --wrapping
              Use an independent wrapping passphrase, different from the login passphrase

       -u, --username USER
              User to setup, default is current user if omitted

       -l, --loginpass LOGINPASS
              System passphrase for USER, used to wrap MOUNTPASS, will  interactively  prompt  if
              omitted

       -m, --mountpass MOUNTPASS
              Passphrase   for  mounting  the  ecryptfs  directory,  default  is  16  bytes  from
              /dev/urandom if omitted

       -b, --bootstrap
              Bootstrap a new user's entire home directory

       --undo Display instructions on how to undo an encrypted private setup

       -n, --no-fnek
              Do not encrypt filenames; otherwise, filenames will be encrypted on  systems  which
              support filename encryption

       --nopwcheck
              Do  not  check  the  validity of the specified login password (useful for LDAP user
              accounts)

       --noautomount
              Setup this user such that the encrypted  private  directory  is  not  automatically
              mounted on login

       --noautoumount
              Setup  this  user  such  that  the encrypted private directory is not automatically
              unmounted at logout

DESCRIPTION

       ecryptfs-setup-private is a program that sets up a private cryptographic mountpoint for  a
       non-root user.

       Be  sure  to  properly  escape your parameters according to your shell's special character
       nuances, and also surround the parameters by double  quotes,  if  necessary.  Any  of  the
       parameters may be:

         1) exported as environment variables
         2) specified on the command line
         3) left empty and interactively prompted

       The  user  SHOULD ABSOLUTELY RECORD THE MOUNT PASSPHRASE AND STORE IN A SAFE LOCATION.  If
       the mount passphase file is lost, or the mount passphrase is forgotten, THERE IS NO WAY TO
       RECOVER THE ENCRYPTED DATA.

       Using the values of USER, MOUNTPASS, and LOGINPASS, ecryptfs-setup-private will:
         - Create ~/.Private (permission 700)
         - Create ~/Private (permission 500)
         - Backup any existing wrapped passphrases
         - Use LOGINPASS to wrap and encrypt MOUNTPASS
         - Write to ~/.ecryptfs/wrapped-passphrase
         - Add the passphrase to the current keyring
         - Write the passphrase signature to ~/.ecryptfs/Private.sig
         - Test the cryptographic mount with a few reads and writes

       The  system  administrator  can add the pam_ecryptfs.so module to the PAM stack which will
       automatically use the login passphrase to unwrap the mount passphrase, add the  passphrase
       to the user's kernel keyring, and automatically perform the mount. See pam_ecryptfs(8).

FILES

       ~/.ecryptfs/auto-mount

       ~/.Private - underlying directory containing encrypted data

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

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

       ~/.ecryptfs/Private.mnt - file containing path of the private directory mountpoint

       ~/.ecryptfs/wrapped-passphrase  -  file  containing the mount passphrase, wrapped with the
       login passphrase

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

SEE ALSO

       ecryptfs-rewrap-passphrase(1),         mount.ecryptfs_private(1),         pam_ecryptfs(8),
       umount.ecryptfs_private(1)

       /usr/share/doc/ecryptfs-utils/ecryptfs-faq.html

       http://ecryptfs.org/

AUTHOR

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

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