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Here is the solution from the link I posted in my comment. This comes from here, which references this superuser post. Create .ssh folder in /home for the keys to be stored sudo mkdir /home/.ssh Move existing authorized_keys file into .ssh dir as username sudo mv ~/.ssh/authorized_keys /home/.ssh/username Create symbolic link to authorized_keys file ...


While eCryptFS is actively maintained by Canonical/Ubuntu engineers and the design is cryptographically sound, eCryptFS has never been formally evaluated for FIPS 140-2 certification or compliance, and it's unlikely that it ever will be. Full disclosure: I am one of the authors and maintainers of eCryptFS.


It is possible to generate an fstab entry as described here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/ECryptfs#Auto-mounting_2 Using the mount command one can get the correct mount options and add this to the fstab file /path/to/encrypted/dir /path/to/decrypted/dir ecryptfs ...


Install the ecryptfs package. Run the command ecryptfs-mount-private. It will prompt you for a password, enter the password for your account on Mint. Installing the package also adds pam_ecryptfs to the PAM configuration, so from now on, if you use the same password for your account and for your ecryptfs passphrase, your encrypted home directory will be ...


You could first use ecryptfs-add-passphrase to get your passphrase into the kernel keyring, as in pipe-ing your passphrase to it (keeping the passphrase secure, without leaving it in a plaintext file is a concern): printf "%s" "passphrase" | ecryptfs-add-passphrase [--fnek] - Then used mount.ecryptfs_private: mount.ecryptfs_private is a mount helper ...


I would like to clarify, that linux has a 255 bytes limit per filename, not 255 characters. This is a significant difference and if you use e.g. UTF-8 encoding, you may end up with filenames of 100 characters max.

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