I see a very well documented way, if a user is not enabled to decrypt the boot volume, to enable that user: just go into the FileVault control panel, and if there are users not permitted to boot the system, there will be a message so-indicating, and a button that will bring up a dialog for enabling them.

I have the converse problem: I have a user FileVault-enabled user, who should NOT be.

Is there a way to do this?

  • What is the documented way you have seen? Which article/page/site is it?
    – Thinkr
    May 22, 2023 at 18:52
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    Possible dupe : apple.stackexchange.com/q/18358/489896
    – Thinkr
    May 22, 2023 at 18:53
  • @Thinkr: Thanks. Accordingly, I just added a cross-reference as an answer, and voted to close my own question. May 22, 2023 at 19:08
  • @hbquikcomjamesl Very nice reaction.
    – Thinkr
    May 22, 2023 at 19:09
  • @Allan: It does indeed. See my reply to Thinkr's question. Dunno whether it works on Catalina or Ventura, but I can certainly confirm the assertion by Rafael Bugajewski (in the other thread) that it works just fine on Yosemite. May 22, 2023 at 19:10

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This is indeed a duplicate of Disable a user's ability to unlock a FileVault 2 volume at startup/login time, i.e., sudo fdesetup remove -user username

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    Excellent! Well close this and your words will help others search and know the questions are solved with the same answer. +1
    – bmike
    May 22, 2023 at 19:20

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