Extend your ePO managed drive encryption to systems with unmanaged, non-domain users. In addition to users managed in Active Directory, Drive Encryption can now also leverage these ePO managed users for pre-boot authentication.
User data is now synchronized from Active Directory and cached locally in ePO. This eliminates the need for constant round trips from ePO to Active Directory and results in significant performance improvements for user based policy checks.
Q: Does this remove the dependency on Active Directory?
Q: As an Administrator, do I need to do anything special to enable the User Directory?
You need to install the User Directory extension. You can do this before or after you have upgraded to DE v7.1 as long as the ePO pre-requisites are met (ePO v.4.6.7 or ePO 5.1)
Q: How does the User Directory look like in ePO? Is it like the System Tree for Machines, but for Users?
Q: Is McAfee Drive Encryption the only product to use the User Directory? Or can other McAfee products use it?
Currently Drive Encryption only uses it, but other McAfee point products can use it in the future.
Q: Is there a minimum version of ePO that is required for the User Directory functionality?
ePO 4.6.7 or ePO 5.1.
Q: Where can I seemore information?
You can view the video posted to the Community at thefollowing URL: