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Full disk encryption?

  • Posted August 31, 2013

Hi there,

Is it possible to completely encrypt the SSD of a droplet using Ubuntu ?

Thanks, Gilles

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Any update on this question because it is 2020 and the question is 7 years ago. In linode I know how to do this because they provided tutorial on this https://www.linode.com/docs/security/encryption/use-luks-for-full-disk-encryption/. What about digitalocean? I think I might use linode if this is not possible. Can anyone confirm ?

While not ‘completely’, a very large file as a container might do what you want, as explained here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-use-dm-crypt-to-create-an-encrypted-volume-on-an-ubuntu-vps

I was planning to use TrueCrypt but thought there was a better method, thanks anyway

This is currently not possible as we do not support modifying a droplet’s partition table. <br> <br>You can always use software such as TrueCrypt: <br> <br>https://help.ubuntu.com/community/TrueCrypt