fdesetup is a command line tool available on macOS that is primarily used for managing FileVault, the full disk encryption system on Macs. With this tool, administrators can perform various tasks related to enabling, disabling, and managing FileVault encryption on a Mac computer.
The fdesetup tool allows administrators to enable FileVault for a specific user account or all users on the system, which encrypts the entire disk and protects the data from unauthorized access. It also provides options to add or remove individual users from the list of FileVault enabled users.
In addition to user management, fdesetup can be used to generate a personal recovery key or an institutional recovery key. These keys are essential for unlocking encrypted drives in case a user forgets their password or for administrative purposes.
The tool also enables administrators to display the current status of FileVault encryption, which helps determine if the disk is fully encrypted or if encryption is still in progress. It can also retrieve information such as the cryptographic user UUIDs associated with FileVault.
Overall, fdesetup is a powerful command line utility that enables administrators to configure and manage FileVault encryption on macOS systems, providing enhanced security for sensitive data.
List of commands for fdesetup:
fdesetup:tldr:1fc27 fdesetup: List current FileVault enabled users.$ sudo fdesetup listtry on your machineexplain this command
fdesetup:tldr:2fec4 fdesetup: Get current FileVault status.$ fdesetup statustry on your machineexplain this command
fdesetup:tldr:960d7 fdesetup: Enable FileVault.$ sudo fdesetup enabletry on your machineexplain this command
fdesetup:tldr:d2c37 fdesetup: Disable FileVault.$ sudo fdesetup disabletry on your machineexplain this command
fdesetup:tldr:d358b fdesetup: Add FileVault enabled user.$ sudo fdesetup add -usertoadd user1try on your machineexplain this command