I am running Ubuntu 11.04 with the "encrypt home directory" feature. This uses eCryptFS to encrypt and mount my home directory. Now I need to enable ACL for this mount but since it's not configured in /etc/fstab I don't know how to do that.

Enabling ACL for my / mount doesn't do anything for me. These are two of mount mounts:

$ mount
/dev/sda1 on / type ext4 (rw,acl,errors=remount-ro,commit=0)
/home/tobias/.Private on /home/tobias type ecryptfs (ecryptfs_cipher=aes,ecryptfs_key_bytes=16,ecryptfs_unlink_sigs,ecryptfs_sig=2be72e2e03c0d2a1,ecryptfs_fnek_sig=f8f38af9c5e2c0e2)

Any ideas on how to enable ACL for /home/tobias?


eCryptFS does not support ACLs, but apparently there are some people working on that.


THE file system eCryptfs aims at providing advanced security mechanism for file systems using existing cryptographic technologies. It provides several policy features but does not provide Access Control List (ACL) support.


  • Thanks. That sucks to hear but at least it answers my question. – Tobias Sjösten Aug 7 '11 at 8:53

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