ecryptfs-mount-private man page

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




ecryptfs-mount-private is a wrapper script for the mount.ecryptfs_private utility that will interactively prompt for the user's login password, if necessary.


~/.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)



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 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.

Referenced By

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

2008-11-13 ecryptfs-utils eCryptfs