Startup Security Utility missing options
Helping someone set up a brand new MacBook Pro 2019 running the latest Catalina. Would like to enable the ability to boot externally. When we boot into Recovery Mode and open the Startup Security Utility, it only gives us the ability to set a firmware password (which is not set). The options below for level of security and external boot are not present, as I've seen on other T2 Macs. The System Report reports (under Controller) that a T2 chip is present.
Did Apple change something in later Catalina versions or Security updates that prevents the ability to turn on External booting?
In case it matters, in reading articles about Startup Security, it seems that normal behavior is to ask for the admin password of one of the user accounts, but I'm never seeing that prompt? If that's what's missing, how do I get it to authenticate with an Admin while in Recovery Mode?
I’d try internet recovery mode. I recently had to rebuild a 2019 MBA and the onboard recovery mode gave me various problems until I did a full restore via internet recovery.
Completely my bad. Confirmation bias at work. I was *told* this was a 2019 MBPro. When I looked at System Report > Controller, I swear I *saw* T2. But now when I just double checked, it's a 2017 MBPro with a T1 chip. No wonder.