Wednesday, May 02, 2018

No $HOME Encryption For You! (Ubuntu 18.04)

So, the new Ubuntu LTS release doesn't provide with the ability to encrypt your $HOME during the installation:

The installer no longer offers the encrypted home option using ecryptfs-utils. It is recommended to use full-disk encryption instead for this release. 


What a bummer, man! I was using that option since I don't remember when... And, on top of that, I was using an encrypted LVM too.
The beauty of the thing was ho easy was to do the whole thing, right from the installer, without much fuss you ended up with a fairly secure setup right from the get to...

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