How To Add a Welcome Message for SSH Users on Centos 5.5 November 5, 2010Posted by Tournas Dimitrios in Linux.
Here is a quick tip on how to add a welcome message for your SSH users.
If you want users to see a banner welcome message when connecting to your SSH server, you need to turn on the banner configuration of SSHd and then create a banner file.
- Step 1:
Create a banner file that contains text you want people to see when connecting to your SSH server.
Create and open the banner file: # vi /home/userdir/.sshbanertext
Add your text: This is the banner file for dimitrios ! Welcome!
Write the file and quit: esc –>> :wq
- Step 2:
Edit sshd_config to set a default banner path. # vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config then add the following to the config file: Banner /path/to/banner . Write the file and quit: esc –> :wq
- Step 3:
Restart the sshd server. # /etc/init.d/sshd restart or service sshd restart
- Step 4:
SSH to your server and test to see if the banner is working:
# ssh email@example.com or ssh firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the banner file for dimitrios! Welcome!