Encrypted home partition accessible by administrator

Liam Proven lproven at gmail.com
Wed Apr 24 11:14:37 UTC 2019

On Sun, 21 Apr 2019 at 18:02, Colin Law <clanlaw at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am experimenting with encrypting a users home partition. I created a
> new user using
> sudo apt install ecryptfs-utils
> sudo adduser --encrypt-home username

I've never tried it that way. I have put /home onto a different
partition and encrypted the whole thing. That worked fine and was
relatively easy.

> which appeared to do the job, however I see that when logged in as an
> administrator (not the new user) I am able to browse the encrypted
> files in Nautilus by using the administrators password.

Sounds like normal Unix behaviour, yes.

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