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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.

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.
(206) 616-3086