7/22/11
12:50 pm

Forum Question: What is the master password

What is the master password? When I use it?
Which password i use in FileVault 2? Is the login password or the master password?
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Javi

Comments: One Response to “What is the master password”

    7/22/11 @ 1:23 pm

    The login password is the one for your user account. You use that to access your account whether you are using File Vault or not.
    When you start using File Vault you will get a recovery key (kinda like a password, but you don’t get to pick it) that you can use in case of emergencies too.
    I assume you mean for Lion…
    There was a master password for File Vault in Snow Leopard, which served a similar purpose: http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.5/en/8737.html

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