Hi, I have quite a few macs with admin accounts on 10.13.6 that dont have a secure token (viewed by running sysadminctl command).
I want to add the secure token silently without involving the user via ssh or someother tool, as i have seen the users of the machines have this secure token.
I have tried sysadminctl -secureTokenOn "admin account" -password "password" but get Operation is not permitted without secure token unlock.
i know that sysadminctl -adminUser user -adminPassword “password” -secureTokenOn "admin account" -password “password” Will probably do it but i cant go asking for the user password
Does anyone know of another way?
The sad fact is that you need two passwords to give someone a Secure Token: their own password, and the password of an admin account with a Secure Token. It is totally scriptable but the user has to participate.
You can easily get yourself into a situation where nobody knows a usable local admin password and the system cannot be encrypted. You need to start over. Apple is touting this as making the OS very secure, which it does, but at a huge cost. It's bad design for enterprises.
Are your users Administrators on their Macs? Because they would need to be to grant another user account a SecureToken, even if you had their password.
This isn't really helpful post-deployment, but this is what I have planned for my deployment:
I'm using a script to activate FileVault as my admin user (with EncryptedStrings for the password) which so far has reliably given the admin user the SecureToken as long it is run before a user signs in (my DEP process has the Account Settings configured to skip account creation, just creates the management account and my admin user). So i'm taking over the login window for a few seconds before they sign in.
fdesetup enable -user "Admin" -password "password"
The user has to sign in around a tech so they get the SecureToken prompt and can be given a SecureToken to unlock their own machine. Local techs have their own local admin accounts on the Mac so I'll use
sysadminctl -adminUser "Admin" -adminPassword “password” -secureTokenOn "localAdmin" -password “password”
So that local techs can grant SecureToken without my Admin account.
Had a similar issue earlier this year (see my post) where Apple came back and basically said the only option would be to erase and reinstall to get an account which could enable secure token (i.e. one created at initial setup). A few weeks ago someone mentioned that @rtrouton had some insight into 10.13.5+ getting a token after the fact, but I haven't tried that yet.
The admin account created by JAMF on first boot during DEP enrollment in MDM is not created with securetoken. Because no account has a token, you can't add a token. This catch22 should not be possible, which is Apple's fault, and the account made by JAMF should have a token which I want to say is JAMF's fault, unless Apple is once again not giving sauce to the product they indicate we should be using.... Either way, until this is fixed all our new hardware is half bricked, has service limits, and can't dual boot. Or, we ditch JAMF and do entirely manual deployments to get full operation. Lose lose.
I want to chip in.. 🙂
I to have this weird problem. But....
My local admin DOES have a secure Token. but still I am unable to add the secure TOken to a (mobile) user account who has no Secure Token
sysadminctl interactive -secureTokenStatus admin 2019-04-18 07:47:12.246 sysadminctl[1612:42740] Secure token is ENABLED for user Admin
sysadminctl interactive -secureTokenStatus jdoe 2019-04-18 07:44:30.937 sysadminctl[1610:42422] Secure token is DISABLED for user John Doe
sysadminctl -interactive -secureTokenOn jdoe - 2019-04-17 16:32:51.718 sysadminctl[1536:36268] Operation is not permitted without secure token unlock.
if anyone have any ideas??!!