6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 13, 2012 7:01 PM by Ugo Kanain
JM m Level 1 Level 1

Currently Filevault has the rather annoying compulsory security feature that it overrides the preferences for requiring password on wake from sleep or screensaver. This means that every time my screen goes dark I have to enter my password to get back in, which is a real annoyance for me as I tend to work in little batches so I'm entering the password 20 or 30 times a day or I waste energy by setting it to never turn the display off.

 

My concern for using Filevault is to guard against theft of the machine ( and the data on it)  when the building is unoccupied - I have no concerns about other people using when I'm there so sleep password is an annoyance and nothing more.

 

Does anyone know of a way to force Lion to pay attention to the setting in the Security preference panel and NOT require the password after display sleep?

 

Thanks.


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.1)
Reply by JM m on Aug 28, 2011 4:15 AM Helpful

Partial solution -

Not sure if the behaviour has changed in 10.7.1 from 10.7.0, but now although I still can't turn off the requirement for a password the option to delay asking for one does seem to be working now, so I can select the option to delay for 4 hours, which is at least a lot less annoying

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  • JM m Level 1 Level 1

    Partial solution -

    Not sure if the behaviour has changed in 10.7.1 from 10.7.0, but now although I still can't turn off the requirement for a password the option to delay asking for one does seem to be working now, so I can select the option to delay for 4 hours, which is at least a lot less annoying

  • Barney-15E Level 8 Level 8

    Why not just set the delay on the screensaver to never? A screen saver is only necessary if you are running a CRT or a Plasma display.

     

    You could also set the iMac to never sleep, either.

  • JM m Level 1 Level 1

    Unfortunately the OS classes the 'sleep display' option in the Energy preference pane as a screensaver.

     

    I could turn off the sleep display and set it never to sleep, but that seems rather wasteful on the electricity bills and I also find the blank screen can help when you're working as it's not distracting

  • FishComputer Level 4 Level 4

    whats the point of filevault when people can turn on your computer and start using it?

  • JM m Level 1 Level 1

    Because it protects my computer and data when I'm logged out. Same as having locks on your house - so you can lock the doors when you go out!

  • Ugo Kanain Level 1 Level 1

    As long as they get access to the computer running, they should be able to hack it.

     

    They need to have the filevault key stored in RAM.

     

    This command should help: it destroys the key and causes the ram to be written down and powered off

     

    sudo pmset -a destroyfvkeyonstandby 1 hibernatemode 25