The supervisor password protects the system information stored in UEFI BIOS. When entering the UEFI
BIOS menu, enter the correct supervisor password in the window prompted. You also can press Enter to
skip the password prompt. However, you cannot change most of the system configuration options in UEFI
If you have set both the supervisor password and power-on password, you can use the supervisor password
to access your computer when you turn it on. The supervisor password overrides the power-on password.
System management password
The system management password can also protect the system information stored in UEFI BIOS like a
supervisor password, but it has lower authority by default. The system management password can be set
through the UEFI BIOS menu or through Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) with the Lenovo
You can enable the system management password to have the same authority as the supervisor password
to control security related features. To customize the authority of the system management password through
the UEFI BIOS menu:
1. Enter the UEFI BIOS menu. See "Enter the UEFI BIOS menu" on page 23.
Note: When you are prompted to enter the password, enter the correct supervisor password if a
supervisor password has been set, or enter the correct system management password if no supervisor
password has been set. Otherwise, you cannot change the configurations in the following steps.
2. Select Security ➙ Password ➙ System Management Password Access Control.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions.
If you have set both the supervisor password and the system management password, the supervisor
password overrides the system management password. If you have set both the system management
password and the power-on password, the system management password overrides the power-on
Hard disk passwords
The hard disk password prevents unauthorized access to the data on the storage drive. When a hard disk
password is set, you are prompted to type a correct password each time you try to access the storage drive.
To set the hard disk password, select one of the following types:
• User hard disk password only
When a user hard disk password is set without a master hard disk password, the user must enter the user
hard disk password to access files and applications on the storage drive.
• Master hard disk password + User hard disk password
The master hard disk password is set and used by a system administrator. It enables the administrator to
access any storage drive in a system or any computer connected in the same network. The administrator
can also assign a user hard disk password for each computer in the network. The user of the computer
can change the user hard disk password as desired, but only the administrator can remove the user hard
When prompted to enter a hard disk password, press F1 to switch between the master hard disk password
and user hard disk password.
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