Enable users to unlock Opal-compliant hard drives

As a security officer, you can enable users to unlock Opal-compliant hard drives on their endpoints by using the Decrypt command from the Windows Explorer context menu.

Prerequisite: In the Device Protection policy that applies to the Opal-compliant hard drive, the option User may decrypt volume must be set to Yes.

  1. In the SafeGuard Management Center, create a policy of the type Device Protection and include all volumes on the Opal-compliant hard drive.
  2. In the field Media encryption mode, select No encryption.
  3. Save your changes in the database.
  4. Deploy the policy to the relevant endpoint.

The user can unlock the Opal-compliant hard drive on the endpoint. In the meantime, the hard drive remains locked.