APFS Encryption

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by Mayank18, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. Mayank18 macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2016
    I am curious to know what kind of encryption is offered by APFS. Is hard disk encrypted by default? (If so, does it ask your password in the beginning while installing macos high sierra?)

    I have also heard that APFS supports single file or directory encryption. Has anyone tried it? How can we achieve it?
  2. grahamperrin, Jun 22, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2017

    grahamperrin macrumors 601


    Jun 8, 2007
    I don't know, sorry.

    There's also per-extent encryption. See https://forums.macrumors.com/posts/23019603 and other posts under Introducing Apple File System (APFS).

    I enabled FileVault with APFS with 17A264c. With fdesetup(8), not with System Preferences.

    Encryption is optional.
  3. Mayank18 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 1, 2016

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