Rohos Logon Key 1.5.2 for Mac

Here are new Rohos Logon Key v1.5.2 for Mac OS X.

It includes new features in Preferences pane:

  • Allow to log in only with USB Key. If this option is ON then regular password based logon dialog box will be disabled and covered with a half-transparent Rohos Icon. To log in you need to have USB Key. No emergency logon is enabled here except safe mode boot.
  • Password protect application, if it is ON then you need to pass system authentication window (to get Admin rights) to modify settings or access Rohos main window.

Some things were improved:

– installation script and now it installing all Rohos items (logon bundle, autostart item)
– Add USB Key function now would not ask for a password so many times
– Case-sensitive file system support, thanks to users reports.

Also, now it is possible to set up USB Keys on any other Server Mac, but you will need to manually copy Rohos *.k files into /Applications/.rohos folder on client Mac. We are still working under server-based usage of Rohos.

Rohos Logon Key for Mac v.1.4.3

+ Added a few actions on USB Key removal : Lock, Log Out, Sleep, Shutdown and Nothing – the most helpful for Mac Book Air
* Fixed PIN code support for Intel based Macs
* Improved UI
* Improved Installer
* “Add USb Key” dialog doesn’t show odd Apple hardware anymore (of course iPod will be shown)

For Mac Book Air Users: This version allows to use USB flash drive only for logon/unlock moments after that you can unplug it, so you don’t need to lose a USB port. This is due to ‘Nothing’ option (see screenshot).

download v.1.4.3 beta.

Notes about PIN code:
For those who are not familiar with two-factor authentication: By setting up PIN code you protect USB Key from somebody who can use it for logon into your Mac without your permission. After you plug in USB Key – Rohos Logon will always ask user to enter PIN in order to log in or unlock your Mac. To set up PIN, just click Change PIN button, after you set up your USB Key.

  • PIN code works only for USB flash drives
  • To change it – click Change PIN – and enter new PIN and Confirmation – OK
  • If you forget PIN code – use second USB Key (created before) or Safe Boot to disable Rohos Logon

To Upgrade:

It’s better to Quit current Rohos Logon , install new version over, and then open Rohos Logon and set up USB Key again.

Notes About Uninstalling / OFFing Rohos Logon:

  • To OFF or Quit Rohos Logon USB key should be connected