I cannot create a user with an encrypted homedir in ubuntu 11.10 (oneiric)

Asked by Theodotos Andreou on 2011-12-02

Hi to all,

In previous versions of Ubuntu you could create users with encrypted partition from the "User Accounts" GUI utility. Now this option is absent from Ubuntu 11.10 (oneiric). How can you create a user with encrypted homedir in 11.10. Command line instructions acceptable! :)

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Theodotos Andreou
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2011-12-05
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2011-12-05
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2011-12-02

sudo adduser --encrypt-home name

It's in the man page for adduser.......

Theodotos Andreou (theodotos) said : #2

Thanks actionparsnip. I should have read the man page.

It is still strange though why did they remove this function from the GUI!

No idea, I don't use GUI much.