Assigning Permission to a BitLocker Encrypted Device

You can authorize the use of a device encrypted with BitLocker Drive Encryption from the Permissions dialog.

BitLocker is a data protection feature that provides security by encrypting all data stored on a Windows operating system volume.

  1. In the Management Console, select View > Modules > Device Explorer.
  2. In the Default settings or Machine-specific settings division of the Device Explorer hierarchical structure, right-click a Removeable Storage Devices node.
  3. Select Add/Modify Permissions from the right-mouse menu.
    The Permissions dialog opens.
  4. Click Add.
    The Select Group, User, Local Group, Local User dialog opens.
  5. Click Search or Browse.
  6. Select a user or user group, then click OK.
  7. In the Permissions dialog, select the user or user group to assign user access permission rules.
  8. In the Encryption section, select BitLocker Encryption.
  9. In the Permissions section, select Read and/or Write.
  10. Click OK.
    The BitLocker encrypted device is authorized for use for the selected users or user groups. The Removeable Storage Device status on the endpoint will display as BitLocker Encrypted.

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