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Berkeley Desktop Encryption for Mac using the Self Service Offer

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2.0 - Updated on 2023-11-13 by Alex Kim

1.0 - Authored on 2022-12-09 by Alex Kim

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Steps to use the Self Service Offer to enable FileVault Encryption

  1. Open the Mac Self Service portal: “/Applications/Self Service.app”
  2. Locate the Self Service Offer called “Berkeley Desktop FileVault Encryption for Mac” and click the “Encrypt” button. Note: You may receive a message asking if Jamf can control certain components on your Mac. This is normal, please click “OK” to allow and proceed

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  3. The encryption process runs in the background, so you will not notice any prompts while FileVault is being enabled. This process may take ~5 minutes depending on your computer and physical location.
  4. When the encryption process has completed, a message will appear to let you know that the Berkeley Desktop encryption was successful, and your computer will automatically restart in two minutes.

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  5. Log in to your computer. You will receive two prompts to let you know that FileVault has been enabled, and it will encrypt your Mac’s system drive in the background. Click “OK” to continue. You may continue to use your computer as you normally would at this time.

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