FileVault

Date: July 10th, 2017 | Category: Apple, macOS, Security

The iSchool has FileVault configured on all Faculty, Staff, and PhD student Mac computers.  FileVault is an Apple full-disk encryption technology.  Once FileVault is turned on, after a computer is restarted or shutdown, only FileVault-unlock-enabled users or a user with the FileVault Recovery Key can access the drive.  Once FileVault is turned on, your UW NetID credentials will continue to allow you to sign into the computer; you should see no noticeable change in behavior.

If you are prompted for a FileVault Recovery Key, please contact the iSchool IT Help Desk.

More about FileVault can be found at the websites below.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204837

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FileVault


If you have any questions after reading this article or if you need any help, please don't hesitate to contact the iSchool IT Help Desk.

http://ischool.uw.edu/help
(206) 616-3086

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