Well this is embarrassing... I see that I failed to set the boot
guard prompt behavior in the production PGP policy. Instead, it was
set only in the test policy used by me, and me alone. Sorry folks!
I have corrected the policy setting. BootGuard should
revert to the old-style behavior on next policy refresh. Let me
-J. Greg Mackinnon | ETS Systems Architecture and Administration |
On 12/1/2011 11:57 AM, Mickey Mossey wrote:
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I just wanted to report that in no case have I been able to revert
to the passphrase-only prompt after upgrading to the newest
version of PGP Desktop. I have installed PGP with a valid network
connection in every case, and have also followed the update policy
procedures outlined below. Nonetheless, the PGP WDE prompt asks
for user, password and domain.
Personally, this is not a big deal to me, as I prefer this to
On 11/22/2011 8:27 AM, Mickey Mossey wrote:
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type="cite">The new version also introduces several new features
and options which we are not planning to implement at this
time. One of the new features is the ability to login at boot
time using a full username and password, rather than a simple
passphrase. While we did not intend to activate this new
feature, we have received at least one report of systems
prompting for this information following upgrade.
Currently we suspect that this behavior is the result of the PGP
Desktop software not being able to communicate with the
management server at "pgpcentral.uvm.edu" immediately after the
installation process. Without a network connection, the client
system cannot get an updated policy, and so it defaults to the
10.2+ boot prompt behavior of requesting username and password.
We are in the process of attempting to reproduce this problem in
a controlled environment and will update this list when we have
more information. In the meantime, if you experience this
problem please try this procedure:
- Validate your network connection
- Force a policy refresh by right-clicking the PGP Desktop
system tray icon, and selecting "Update Policy"
- Reboot your system to test the policy update
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