The Symantec Drive Encryption SSO Single Sign-On (SSO) feature allows you to use your existing Windows password to both authenticate to your encrypted drive and automatically log you into Windows.
This article describes:
Adding an SSO user to a disk
Logging in with SSO
Once a disk has been encrypted, the BootGuard screen appears when the system starts up. If an SSO user authenticates at BootGuard with a valid Windows passphrase, Drive Encryption logs that user into Windows and provides access to those disk partitions encrypted with Drive Encryption.
Changing your SSO passphrase
To synchronize changes to your Windows password with Drive Encryption, you must change your Windows password using the Change a Password... feature in the Windows Security dialog box, which you access by pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL.
To change your passphrase:
SSO automatically and transparently synchronizes with your new password. You can use the new password the next time you reboot.
|Caution: If you change your password in any other manner - via Domain Controller, the Windows Control Panel, via the system administrator or from another system - your next login attempt at BootGuard will fail. You must then supply your old Windows password.
Successful login at the BootGuard screen using your old Windows password then brings up the Windows Login username/password screen. You must then log in successfully using your new Windows password, after which Drive Encryption will synchronize with the new password.