Creating a encrypted directory during the server installation

Thierry Carrez thierry.carrez at
Mon Sep 22 16:03:46 UTC 2008

fenris wrote:
> for me it make sense to secure the home user directory from other user
> in the server

Note that when the user is logged in, the data is decrypted and
protected by file system permissions (700), so the goal of setting up
the encrypted directory is more to protect the data against computer
theft than against other simultaneous users of the server (and the
installer question is very clear about that).

Thierry Carrez
Ubuntu server team

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