|Original author(s)||Michael Halcrow, IBM Linux Technology Center, Erez Zadok, Michael Halcrow|
|Developer(s)||Tyler Hicks, Dustin Kirkland|
|Initial release||November 30, 2006|
|Stable release||106 / March 11, 2015|
eCryptfs (Enterprise Cryptographic Filesystem) is a package of disk encryption software for Linux. It is implemented as a POSIX-compliant filesystem-level encryption layer, aiming to offer functionality similar to that of GnuPG at the operating system level, and has been part of the Linux kernel since version 2.6.19. The eCryptfs package has been included in Ubuntu since version 9.04 and is used to implement Ubuntu's encrypted home directory feature.
eCryptfs is derived from Erez Zadok's Cryptfs. It uses a variant of the OpenPGP file format for encrypted data, extended to allow random access, storing cryptographic metadata (including a per-file randomly generated session key) with each individual file.
- Disk encryption
- Full disk encryption
- Disk encryption software
- Comparison of disk encryption software
- Encrypting File System
- Halcrow, Michael Austin (2005). eCryptfs: An Enterprise-class Encrypted Filesystem for Linux (PDF). Proc. Linux Symposium.
- "eCryptfs – Enterprise Cryptographic Filesystem".