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Granting Volume Owner status on Apple Silicon Macs

March 10, 2023 Leave a comment

macOS on Apple Silicon Macs includes a concept known as volume ownership. You must be a volume owner to perform the following tasks on an Apple Silicon Mac:

* There may be multiple installations of macOS on one Apple Silicon Mac; each macOS install would have their own startup security policy.

For more information on volume ownership, please see Apple’s Platform Deployment article linked below: (see the Volume ownership section.)

How do you get volume ownership though? It turns out that Apple has this currently set up on macOS as a two-fer deal: If an account account has Secure Token, it is also granted volume ownership. For more details, please see below the jump.

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