Part 1 - Admin privileges required
  • Login as Admin
  • From the  menu, drag down to "System Preferences..."
  • Select "iCloud" icon and login as classe-it-mac@cornell.edu as the AppleID account.
  • Go Back to main Preferences icon view window and select "Security & Privacy" icon.
  • Click on "Click on lock to make changes." and enter Admin password.
  • Click on the "FileVault" tab.
  • Click on the "Turn On FileVault..." button
  • When the drop shade window appears, select the radio button next to "Allow my iCloud account to unlock my disk"
  • Also, allow any required user accounts to unlock the disk.
  • Close the System Preferences window.
  • Logout as Admin - do not restart the Mac.

Part 2 - Main user password change is required
  • Login as the main (non-privileged) user of the system, i.e. the account that will be normally used to log into the Mac.
  • Use the "Users & Group" system preferences panel to change the password of currently logged-in user.
    • NOTE: This will, of course, change the User's password on Windows and Linux as well.
Topic revision: r1 - 17 Apr 2023, MichaelRoman
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