Configuring the Advanced Authentication MacOS X Client with FileVault

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  • 09-Dec-2019
  • 09-Dec-2019


Advanced Authentication 6.2
Advanced Authentication 6.3
AAF Client for MacOS X v6.2
AAF Client for MacOS X v6.3


How to configure FileVault to work with and not bypass the Advanced Authentication MacOS Client protocol/authentication method(s)

By default, if a user logs in with FileVault enabled, this bypasses the Advanced Authentication client protocol and uses the FDEAutoLogin preference.


To deactivate the AutoLogin with the FileVault from the MacOS X Client, run the following command:
sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/ DisableFDEAutoLogin -bool YES

NOTE: This option prevents the user that decrypted FileVault from automatically logging in, a feature which ignores loginwindow's general "Disable automatic login" ( setting.

Additional Information

To reactivate the AutoLogin with the FileVault, run following command:
sudo defaults delete /Library/Preferences/ DisableFDEAutoLogin

For more information please see the following FileVault documentation: