AFP548 Site News,Management,OS X January 2, 2013 at 7:00 am

Crypt: A Client and Web App for FileVault 2 Encryption and Escrow

A new FileVault 2 escrow app has been released recently and offers a good alternative to Califlower Vest.  The app is called Crypt and it is Graham Gilbert’s baby.  Crypt has both a client and a web app (which is django-based).  Crypt seems like a great solution if you do not want to use Califlower Vest and Google App Engine or buy a commercial product such as Casper Suite.  You can check out Crypt over at Graham’s github page.  It should be noted that this code is not considered production quality by Graham, but if you are interested in using it, I am sure that feedback would be appreciated.

Rich Trouton has also written up a guide on how to get Crypt configured and running.  You can check the guide out on Rich’s blog.

Nate Walck

Nate is a Systems Reliability Engineer at Dropbox, Inc in San Francisco, CA. He runs along with Sam Keeley and is one of the founding members of the ##osx-server IRC channel on He loves being involved in the Mac Admin community and using Open Source projects whenever possible, especially Munki, The Luggage and Puppet.

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