On Fri, 14 Sep 2018, Larry Evans wrote: > > So, the ecryptfs mounts are working, but it's just these annoying messages > > you inquire about, right? > Yes. But also, I can't login! The problem is detailed here: So, I got curious and installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 in a VM and selected to "Encrypt your home directory" during the installation. And indeed, upon login the error messages you mentioned are printed to the kernel log, but in my case the login succeeds anyway: ========================================================== $ ssh ubuntu0 -l dummy dummy@ubuntu0's password: dummy@ubuntu0:~$ dmesg -t | tail -3 Could not find valid key in user session keyring for sig specified in mount option: [0ea32e1f93c8f774] One or more global auth toks could not properly register; rc = [-2] Error parsing options; rc = [-2] dummy@ubuntu0:~$ df -h . Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /home/dummy/.Private 5.9G 1.4G 4.2G 26% /home/dummy ========================================================== With no manual modifications done, this is how the PAM configuration looks like in a fresh installation: ========================================================== dummy@ubuntu0:~$ grep -r ecrypt /etc/pam.d/ /etc/pam.d/common-session:session optional pam_ecryptfs.so unwrap /etc/pam.d/common-auth:auth optional pam_ecryptfs.so unwrap /etc/pam.d/common-password:password optional pam_ecryptfs.so /etc/pam.d/common-session-noninteractive:session optional pam_ecryptfs.so unwrap ========================================================== So, while the Ubuntu upgrade process may have some flaws, the installer appears to work, although the messages are annoying and should be fixed, of course. Christian.  https://www.imgpaste.net/image/wstY7 -- BOFH excuse #226: A star wars satellite accidently blew up the WAN.