Archive for April 29, 2013

FileVault – local FileVault 2 encryption setup and enforcement

April 29, 2013 3 comments

I was recently asked to help test a new utility called FileVault Setup for setting up and enforcing FileVault 2 encryption. It’s designed to be a user-friendly interface for Apple’s fdesetup tool on OS X 10.8.x which supports turning on FileVault 2 encryption and enabling a single user account.

One nice thing about this tool from my perspective is that it’s designed to be independent of any server-based resources. To the best of my knowledge, this is the first tool I’ve seen that allows FileVault encryption to be enforced on a machine entirely from the machine’s own resources. See below the jump for the details.

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