Filevault Doesn't Ask for a Password

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ctbuzzy, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. ctbuzzy macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2013
    I've looked around for an answer to this, with no luck.

    When I try to set up Filevault, it doesn't give me the option to set up a password. There's no password button, just the button to turn on Filevault. When I do this, it goes through the whole encryption process & gives me a key - just no password. Then, when I restart, there's no requirement that I enter anything. It's like the disk was never encrypted.

    Am I missing something here? It feels like I should be prompted to enter a password at some point, & that when I login there should be a prompt for a password or key. Some key step is missing.

    Any help would me much appreciated!
  2. sarthak macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2012
    FireVault password is your user account password. The disk is encrypted, you must add a password to your user account in order to secure it correctly. Once you do that, then it will ask for your user account password upon boot.
  3. ctbuzzy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2013
    That makes sense. It wasn't asking for a password because I already have one. I guess I expected something like TrueCrypt, where there's a separate boot password, apart from the regular login password. My education continues. Thanks!

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