ecryptfs-add-passphrase - Man Page

add an eCryptfs mount passphrase to the kernel keyring.


ecryptfs-add-passphrase [--fnek]

printf "%s" "passphrase" | ecryptfs-add-passphrase [--fnek] -


ecryptfs-add-passphrase is a utility to manually add a passphrase to the kernel keyring.

If the --fnek option is specified, the filename encryption key associated with the input passphrase will also be added to the keyring.

See Also

ecryptfs(7), keyctl(1)



This manpage was written by Dustin Kirkland <> 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.


2008-07-21 ecryptfs-utils