[Bug 1470030] Re: encrypted home is not being unmounted upon logout

doeus 1470030 at bugs.launchpad.net
Fri May 20 08:55:02 UTC 2016

** Package changed: ecryptfs-utils (Ubuntu) => systemd (Ubuntu)

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  encrypted home is not being unmounted upon logout

Status in eCryptfs:
Status in systemd package in Ubuntu:
Status in ecryptfs-utils package in Debian:

Bug description:

      (ok)  Xubuntu 14 LTS - 14.04.2 - desktop amd64
      (bug) Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 - desktop i386
      (bug) Ubuntu MATE 15.04 - desktop i386
      (bug) Lubuntu 15.04 - desktop i386
      (bug) Xubuntu 16.04 (fully upgraded on 2016-04-03T10:56:53+02:00) - amd64

  How do I test:

      Installation - default with option to encrypt Home folder during

  I shutdown the machine. Start it.

  If I first login with root, root cannot see my user's HOME
  folder/files/ they are encrypted.

      * However, what happens on Ubuntu 15.04 and 16.04 (bug):

      If I login to my user, check files, then log off fully, eventually
  login with root, root can see my user's files because
  /home/_user_/.Private is still mounted.

      * What happens on Xubuntu 14.04 (expected behaviour):

      If I login to my user, then I log off, eventually login with root,
  root CANNOT read my user's home dir/files.

  I can replicate this very easily and with no problem. I really
  appreciate everyone's opinion and expert words. Thank you!

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