How to retrieve the mount passphrase of encrypted home folder of a user

Login as the user whose passphrase you want to see. Enter the following command in a terminal window: $ sudo ecryptfs-unwrap-passphrase ~/.ecryptfs/wrapped-passphrase <enter> Enter the user's login password when asked. You will be see a long string of digits & numbers (hexadecimal). That is the passphrase. Record it in a safe place for future retrival … Continue reading How to retrieve the mount passphrase of encrypted home folder of a user