Last Updated on June 15, 2023 by admin

Step by step to encrypt a drive in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

In this tutorial post,we will show you the step by step guide to encrypt a drive in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS after the installation of the Ubuntu in your Laptop or Desktop.

How To Encrypt A Drive In Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Meanwhile, you can also encrypt a drive during the fresh installation of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. Anyways, let’s start our steps to encrypt the Drive on Ubuntu. At first, run the following command to install the required necessary packages.

sudo apt install ecryptfs-utils cryptsetup

Now, you need to create a temporary user with the Sudo privilege.  Create a new user using the following command:

sudo adduser encrypt-temp

Now, run the following command to assign sudo privilege to the user:

sudo usermod -aG sudo encrypt-temp

Now, you need to log out of the current user and log in to the temporary privileged user.


Now, run the following command to encrypts the home directory of the target user:

sudo ecryptfs-migrate-home -u<username>

It will take a while to encrypt the drive. After that you need to logout of the temporary user and log in with the original user account.

You can confirm by trying to the read/write actions on the home directory. If you are able to read and write the data, the encryption process finishes successfully at your Ubuntu.

If the encryption process is successful, it is always good practice to delete the temporary user:

sudo deluser --remove-home encrypt-temp
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