I have received some few days ago the NitroKey Storage that I ordered mainly to use on my Mac laptop running MacOS 10.9 (aka Mavericks), still I do not manage to use it with the computer.
Here is what I have done on my laptop (mostly following instruction found on the site here : nitrokey.com/documentation/installation#p:nitrokey-storage&os:mac ):
- I have installed the version of CCID drivers (version «no more patch» found here github.com/martinpaljak/osx-ccid-installer/releases?after=v0.3)
This is the «most recent» version that I found on the site which would install on MacOS 10.9
- I have installed the NitroKey.app
I can well see the «UNencrypted» partition of the key when it is plugged to the USB of the computer.
Then when the NitroKey.app is running I get proper notification of the plugging of the nitrokey-storage (through notification center) and I also get a modal warning «Encrypted volume is not secure, Select “Initialize device” option from context menu.»
This is somehow unsurprising to me since I have not initialised either PIN (nor User nor Admin) and set an encrypted volume. The problem I am facing is to find the place from which I could perform those types of settings. The NitroKey application does not have a GUI and I have tried to see if there is a specific contextual menu when clicking on the key (from within the Finder) but only got the «standard» contextual menu without any extra option/items from the menu. Hence I am totally lost to where I should go to get the «context menu» mentioned in the Warning (and the rest of the interface mentioned on the web page).
Indeed I would very much like to be able to use the key without upgrading the OS of the laptop (I dislike the move of Apple towards a «iOS for a computer» instead of a true computer OS).
Hoping someone could help me here, cheers,