Console Lock Feature Request



  • How about a console lock option that requires one of the pfSense user credentials to unlock?

    Default state after boot: Locked



  • already exists and has for quite some time, System>Advanced.



  • Cool, thanks, didn't notice that before.  :-[

    This spawns two more questions for me though.

    1. How about clearing the screen upon locking console so that any potentially sensitive info is not visible.

    2. Loosly related; When logging in with a user created account, other than the system admin or root account, a FreeBSD shell is presented instead of the pfSense commands screen.

    Best can tell from web GUI System: User Manager, it is configure same as the system admin account.

    Defined by SYSTEM
    Username admin
    Member of admins
    Effective Privileges
    admins WebCfg - All pages Allow access to all pages
    User - System - Shell account access Indicates whether the user is able to login for example via SSH.

    Defined by USER
    Username xyz
    Member of admins
    Effective Privileges
    admins WebCfg - All pages Allow access to all pages
    User - System - Shell account access Indicates whether the user is able to login for example via SSH.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    Shell users do not work like GUI users. We don't yet have a way to safely give them the same permissions as the admin user. We don't display the menu because it will not work properly for them.


Locked