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Encrypted disk password request on wake?

Message #1 - Posted 2006/09/04 - Scott Stickeler

Hi, is there any way to set up an encrypted disk to re-ask for a password when waking from sleep? It appears that once it is mounted it does not require a password until it is ejected.

Thanks,
Scott

Message #2 - Posted 2006/09/04 - Dave Balderstone

Previously, Scott Stickeler wrote:

Hi, is there any way to set up an encrypted disk to re-ask for a password when waking from sleep? It appears that once it is mounted it does not require a password until it is ejected.

Explore the Security preference pane.

Message #3 - Posted 2006/09/05 - BreadWithSpam

Dave Balderstone <dave@N_O_T_T_H_I_Sbalderstone.ca> writes:

Previously, Scott Stickeler wrote:

Hi, is there any way to set up an encrypted disk to re-ask for a password when waking from sleep? It appears that once it is mounted it does not require a password until it is ejected.

Explore the Security preference pane.

That lets you require a password to wake the computer itself up, but if you put the computer to sleep with an encrypted partition mounted up, once the computer is awakened, whether waking up required the user-password or not, the encrypted partition will still be mounted.

In answer to the OP, as far as I know (and I use an encrypted disk image constantly) there is no way to require that password.

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Message #4 - Posted 2006/09/05 - Tom Stiller

Previously, BreadWithSpam@fractious.net wrote:

Dave Balderstone <dave@N_O_T_T_H_I_Sbalderstone.ca> writes:

Previously, Scott Stickeler wrote:

Hi, is there any way to set up an encrypted disk to re-ask for a password when waking from sleep? It appears that once it is mounted it does not require a password until it is ejected.

Explore the Security preference pane.

That lets you require a password to wake the computer itself up, but if you put the computer to sleep with an encrypted partition mounted up, once the computer is awakened, whether waking up required the user-password or not, the encrypted partition will still be mounted.

In answer to the OP, as far as I know (and I use an encrypted disk image constantly) there is no way to require that password.

maybe you could use "SleepWatcher - 2.0.4" (VersionTracker) to dismount the image when the computer goes to sleep.

Tom Stiller

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