How to add user with encrypted home folder in Xubuntu 18.04 LTS or Ubuntu 18.10

After a long while, upgraded from Xubuntu 16.04 LTS to Xubuntu 18.04 LTS and was in for a surprise. No encrypted home folder. Support for this was dropped as ecryptfs-utils was no more maintained by it's maintainer. However, fret not. Encrypted home folders can still be created as below. Make sure you take a backup … Continue reading How to add user with encrypted home folder in Xubuntu 18.04 LTS or Ubuntu 18.10

Use GUI to add a new user with encrypted home folder

By default, Ubuntu 12.04 user manager does not allow you to add new users with encrypted home folders. Refer this link to know how it is done from the command line. To add a new user using GUI, you should install: $ sudo apt-get install gnome-system-tools <enter> This gives additional options that you can enter … Continue reading Use GUI to add a new user with encrypted home folder

Add new user with encrypted home folder in Ubuntu

By default, Ubuntu 12.04 does not allow you to add a new user with an encrypted home directory using the GUI user manager. To add a user with encrypted home folder, do following: Start up the terminal on your system $ sudo adduser --encrypt-home username <enter> where username is the user ID of the user … Continue reading Add new user with encrypted home folder in Ubuntu