Managing Mavericks’ FileVault 2 with fdesetup

Managing Mavericks’ FileVault 2 with fdesetup

With the release of OS X Mavericks, Apple has added new capabilities to the fdesetup utility first introduced in Mountain Lion. This tool offers a number of command-line abilities for administrators to manage FileVault 2 and Apple’s changes for Mavericks have made it even more versatile.

In this session, we’ll cover how how FileVault 2’s cryptographic keys work as well as examine fdesetup’s major functions in OS X Mavericks.

 Key Concepts:

1. How cryptographic keys work together to unlock FileVault 2’s encryption

2. How attendees can use Apple’s fdesetup tool to manage FileVault 2 on OS X Mavericks

Intermediate Lecture – 75 Minutes

 Rich Trouton, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Rich TroutonRich Trouton has been doing Macintosh system and server administration for over fifteen years and has supported Macs in a number of different environments, including university, government, medical research and advertising. His current position is providing support for Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia.

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