The following procedure explains how to change the Endpoint Encryption user account password using the Full Disk Encryption preboot.
  1. Specify the Endpoint Encryption user name and password.
  2. select Change Password After Login.
  3. Click Login.

    The Change Password window appears. The interface is different for different authentication methods.

    Figure 1. Changing A Fixed Password Screen
  4. Provide and confirm the new password, and click Next.

    The device boots into Windows.


ColorCodeā„¢ is a unique authentication method designed for quick access and easy memorization. Rather than alphanumeric characters or symbols for the password, ColorCode authentication consists of a user-created color sequence (example: red, red, blue, yellow, blue, green).

Figure 2. ColorCode Authentication Screen

Creating a ColorCode Password

The total number of steps in the ColorCode (count) is defined by PolicyServer. The default count is six.
  1. Start the endpoint and wait for the Full Disk Encryption preboot to appear.
  2. Follow the instructions to change passwords.

    See Changing Passwords.

  3. Change the authentication method to ColorCode.
    Note: For information about changing authentication methods, see Changing Authentication Methods.

    The ColorCode Change Password screen appears.

    Figure 3. ColorCode Change Password Screen
  4. Select the first color by clicking it using the square to the left. The count increases by one.
  5. Click additional colors in the sequence.
    Tip: Click Back to change the last color clicked, or click Clear to start over.
  6. After the sequence is complete, confirm the ColorCode password using the square to the right.
  7. Click Next to finish.