AOSX-14-000032 - The macOS system must be configured with dedicated user accounts to decrypt the hard disk upon startup - DisableFDEAutologin


When 'FileVault' and Multifactor Authentication are configured on the operating system, a dedicated user must be configured to ensure that the implemented Multifactor Authentication rules are enforced. If a dedicated user is not configured to decrypt the hard disk upon startup, the system will allow a user to bypass Multifactor Authentication rules during initial startup and first login.


Create an authorized user account that will be used to unlock the disk on startup.

Disable the login ability of the newly created user account:

# sudo dscl . append /Users/<FileVault_User> AuthenticationAuthority DisabledUser

Disable FileVaults Auto-login feature:

# sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/ DisableFDEAutologin -bool YES

Remove all FileVault login access from each user account defined on the system that is not a designated FileVault user:

# sudo fdesetup remove -user <username>

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References: 800-53|AC-2(11), CAT|II, CCI|CCI-002143, Rule-ID|SV-225094r610285_rule, STIG-ID|AOSX-14-000032, STIG-Legacy|SV-104735, STIG-Legacy|V-95597, Vuln-ID|V-225094

Plugin: Unix

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