FireVault 2 user home encryption

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Tex-Twil, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. Tex-Twil macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

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    #1
    Hello,
    I have two accounts on my mac and I would like to use FireVault 2 (Lion) to encrypt only the home directory of one of those users. Is this possible ?

    Everything I read about FileVault 2 is that it supports the Whole Disk Encryption but this is not what I need.

    cheers,
    Tex
     
  2. swixo macrumors newbie

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    #2
    No. It is all or nothing.

    s
     
  3. Tex-Twil thread starter macrumors 68020

    Tex-Twil

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    #3
    ok :(

    cheers
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #4
    As swixo said, it is the whole drive or nothing. That said, it is pretty transparent and I don't see why you would not just use it for the whole drive. Your secondary user accounts would never even know if you did not tell them.
     
  5. swixo macrumors newbie

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    Filevault 2 is pretty good. I hardly notice any performance hit at all.

    s
     

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