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invex
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[SOLVED] Encrypted home directory password question...

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LM20 Cinnamon

I know the admin password can be changed by booting to recovery mode.
Can the admin password be changed even if the home directory is encrypted?
I didn't forget my password. I only want to make sure that if my computer was stolen, there would be no way to access my home directory.

TIA
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invex wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:39 pm
Can the admin password be changed even if the home directory is encrypted?
Yes, but the new password won't open the encrypted /home directory. 8)

At least that's my understanding. I don't use /home encryption myself.
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Great!
Thanks a lot.
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You're welcome. Checking my notes, I came up with a reference for my recollection, from forum guru xenopeek, whose expertise I trust without reservation. Notice this means you should backup your eCryptfs password separately. See post two up from the link; also, this tutorial.
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Thank you again.
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