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How to Disable System Integrity Protection on Dell Data Protection Enterprise Edition for Mac


This article provides information on how to disable System Integrity Protection when using Dell Data Protection | Enterprise Edition for Mac full volume encryption (FVE)


Affected Products:

Dell Data Protection | Enterprise Edition for Mac

Affected OS's:

10.11.X (El Capitan) and later


Apple introduced System Integrity Protection (SIP) in 10.11.X (El Capitan) to protect system processes, files and folders from being modified or tampered with by other processes. More information on SIP can be found at: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204899 External Link

SIP prevents Dell Data Protection | Enterprise Edition for Mac from wrapping volumes utilizing Dell’s full volume encryption (FVE) technology.

SIP must be temporarily disabled to allow FVE to wrap the drive.



  1. Shutdown Mac OS X.
  2. Power on Mac OS X while holding down Command + R keys to boot in enter recovery mode.
  3. In recovery mode, go to Utilities > Terminal.
  4. In Terminal, type csrutil disable and press enter.
  5. Click on the Apple icon and click Restart.
  6. On reboot, FVE will automatically start wrapping the volume.


Note:
  • SIP can re-enabled once encryption has been completed.
  • An end-user can confirm encryption is completed by going to System Preferences > Dell Data Protection > System Volumes
  1. Shutdown Mac OS X.
  2. Power on Mac OS X while holding down Command + R keys to boot in enter recovery mode.
  3. In recovery mode, go to Utilities > Terminal.
  4. In Terminal, type csrutil enable and press enter.
  5. Click on the Apple icon and click Restart.
Note: SIP can be confirmed enabled via terminal by typing csrutil STATUS

For any questions/concerns, please call Dell Data Protection ProSupport at: 877.459.7304 Ext. 4310039. For support outside the US, reference ProSupport’s International Contact numbers list. You can also join us on our Dell Security Community Forum.


Article ID: SLN299063

Last Date Modified: 06/22/2017 09:03 AM


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