How to avoid startup page on the console?



  • How can avoid pfSense console setup appear on the firewall after the boot?
    I just want a login:

    I want to avoid that everyone that has physical access to the firewall can access system settings.

    pfSense console setup


    0)  Logout (SSH only)
    1)  Assign Interfaces
    2)  Set LAN IP address
    3)  Reset webConfigurator password
    4)  Reset to factory defaults
    5)  Reboot system
    6)  Halt system
    7)  Ping host
    8 )  Shell
    9)  PFtop
    10)  Filter Logs
    11)  Restart webConfigurator
    12)  pfSense PHP shell
    13)  Upgrade from console

    Enter an option:



  • You can disable the console menu on the advanced page. You can't require a login at this time.

    Anyone that has physical access to your firewall can bypass even disabling the console menu (by removing hardware if nothing else), physical access is game over. Your firewall has to be in a secure physical environment to be secure.


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