New User encrypt "home" folder?

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TallStranger
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New User encrypt "home" folder?

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Hi,

When I installed 20.0 I selected "encrypt Home Folder" and I now have the .ecrypts folder there so I am assuming it is encrypted. I just created another User with Admin Permissions and when I Switch to that User, that Home Folder does not seem to be encrypted.

Or, is it?

Thanks
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rene
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Re: New User encrypt "home" folder?

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It is not. AFAIA the "only" way to add a new user with an encrypted home directory is from the command line, sudo adduser --encrypt-home newuser.

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Re: New User encrypt "home" folder?

Post by TallStranger »

rene wrote:
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:36 pm
It is not. AFAIA the "only" way to add a new user with an encrypted home directory is from the command line, sudo adduser --encrypt-home newuser.
OK, thanks for that, I should have asked earlier. :D

Lesson learned. Off to copy 16GB to the new User, -- again.
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