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How to enable System Extensions on your M1/M2 Mac?

Modified on: 2024-06-17 11:40:07 +0100

Enabling MediaSeal on M1/M2 Macs

MediaSeal encryption requires enabling the ‘Fortium Technologies Ltd’ system extension.  On M1/M2 Mac models, the default security settings block third-party system extensions, which may prevent the prompt to allow MediaSeal’s extension.  To resolve this, follow the steps below to modify your Mac’s security settings and enable system extensions:

  1. Shut Down Your Mac: Completely power off your Mac device.
  2. Enter Startup Options:
    • Press and hold the Touch ID button for 5 seconds during startup.
    • Release when you see the “Loading startup options” message.
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  3. Access Utilities:
    • Select Options and then click Continue.
    • Navigate to Utilities > Startup Security Utility.
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  4. Adjust Security Policy:
    • Choose Startup Disk and then Security Policy.
    • Opt for the Permissive Security setting and click OK.
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      Note: If the Permissive Security option is unavailable, select Reduced Security instead.  Ensure to check the box for Allow user management of kernel extensions before clicking OK.
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By following these instructions, your Mac will allow the installation of MediaSeal’s system extension, ensuring the proper functioning of the MediaSeal decryption service.


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