If I have a LUKS encrypted partition with a passphrase, is all the information to unlock the partition contained in the header?

Is the following correct:

The passphrase allows access to the header which contains the key that the partition was encrypted with? And if I move the entire partition to another system, and have the passphrase, will I be able to mount?


Yes. That is correct. A LUKS volume is self contained and works as you described.

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