FileVault - Encryption State is Not Enable

FileVault full-disk encryption uses XTS-AES-128 encryption with a 256-bit key to help prevent unauthorized access to the information on your startup disk.

1. Turn on FileVault

  • Navigate to the Apple Menu>System Preferences>Security&Privacy

  • Select the FileVault tab

  • Click on the lock icon in the bottom left corner of the window to make administrative changes

  • Select Turn on FileVault

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2. You will need to select how you want to unlock the disk and reset your password (in case you forget)

  • You can elect to use your iCloud account to decrypt your disk and reset your password

  • You can elect to use a local recovery key to do the same

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3. Encryption of your disk will run in the background, and only when your system is awake and powered on. You can check the progress of encryption in the Security & Privacy preferences. New files that are created during the process are automatically encrypted.

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4. When FileVault encryption has completed, restart your system. When you boot back into your Mac, use your password to unlock the disk and finish the process.

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5. Right click on the MetaAccess trayicon, click Rescan Security Issues to enforce the agent scans device compliance data and report to the MetaAccess servers again.

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NOTE: While FileVault is enabled, no account is permitted to login automatically.

This article pertains to Mac OS

11-1-2018

ML