This document shows PGP Setup, Encryption, and Decryption on an Intel-based Macintosh.
Note: encrypting your disk will take quite a bit of time. Make sure you have adequate time to let your computer run through the process uninterrupted.
There is a serious known issue for some Macintosh systems, titled "Unable to Load Mac OS X After Encrypting Disk." Please read about it on the Known Issues page and follow the links to Symantec's website. If you are unsure about installing PGP and enabling whole disk encryption contact the IT Service Center.
In the window that opens, you will be asked to enter your domain authentication credentials. Enter your CU Login Name and IdentiKey password into these fields and click on the Continue button.
Select the disk you wish to encrypt and click on the Continue button.
WARNING: do not select any peripherals that might be listed, such as iPods or digital cameras.
Removable media, such as an external hard drive or flash drive, may be encrypted, but PGP must be installed on any computer that you wish to use with the removable media so that you can decrypt the data on it.
In the Add PGP Whole Disk User menu, enter your name, and then a personal passphrase. Passphrases can be entire sentences. It is helpful to checkmark Show Keystrokes as you do this. Make sure your passphrase is strong, yet memorable. Once completed, click on the Continue button.
You will be entering your passphrase each time you log on to your computer.