Login Banner?

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strictt9
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Login Banner?

Post by strictt9 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:27 pm

Is there a way to create a login banner when users connect? I need to get a "Security Banner" displayed at login to meet our Nerc compliance.

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Login Banner?

Post by Bebop » Thu Mar 17, 2011 11:40 pm

strictt9 wrote:Is there a way to create a login banner when users connect? I need to get a "Security Banner" displayed at login to meet our Nerc compliance.

Thanks in advance!
A quick n dirty method would be to use an pre_script. Pre-script is a dot bat file called before OpenVPN connects to the server. Like I said "quick n dirty". Not sure of a cleaner method.
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Re: Login Banner?

Post by janjust » Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:48 am

depends on how strict this nerc compliance is ... it's quite easy to circumvent the displaying of any login banner, if your users are skillful enough.

Barring that you can use a <connection>_up.bat script for the Windows GUI - this batch file will be run prior to starting the VPN connection.

Alternatively you could use an 'up' script in the client config , which launches a program to display banner text. It's even possible to push banner text messages from the server to the client and display them. But, as I said, it's quite easy to circumvent such measures.

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