FileVault Enabled For All

Contributor III

Hi Folks,

Maybe I'm insane to want to even consider doing this, but does anyone know
if it's possible to have FileVault set to automatically make all new users
that login to a machine use FileVault for their home directory by default?

Example: A new Active Directory user logs on and their newly created home
directory starts to use FileVault automatically.

Yes...I am crazy.

Craig Ernst
Systems Management & Configuration
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Learning & Technology Services
105 Garfield Ave
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Phone: (715) 836-3639
Fax: (715) 836-6001
ernstcs at


New Contributor

We were using some very interesting scripts to accomplish this on login for each account, but now we use WorkGroup Manager on 10.5 Server, and just check a single box.

Automatically filevaulted...