Acknowledge consent before login

Stephen Berg (Contractor) stephen.berg.ctr at
Wed Jul 16 20:25:48 UTC 2008

Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
> g wrote:
>> Stephen Berg (Contractor) wrote:
>>> I'm searching for a method to display a consent to monitoring 
>>> statement on either GDM or KDM in Fedora 9.  I'm not tied into 
>>> either display 
>> an interesting question, which you may not have found and answer.
>> i do not know how this would work, and maybe some others can make some
>> further suggestions.
>> years back under cromix and early unix, i modified 'passwd' to restrict
>> logins to certain programs.
>> applying this to linux, should/may not be all that different.
>> instead of using '/bin/bash' as startup shell, consider something like
>> '/bin/bash/consent'.
>> 'consent' could then be a script to display consent agreement and prompt
>> for a 'y/n' reply. if $1 = 'y' then startx. if $1 = 'n' then exit.
>> something to think about.
>> hth.
> For text logins, you could use /etc/issue and /etc/
> Mikkel
I've got it working for text logins like ssh but the problem is logging 
in via GDM and/or KDM in a gui environment.  Users are required to 
acknowledge the consent statement before logging in to the system.  
Since gdm-simple-greeter is missing these days, what used to be simple 
is now becoming a problem.

Stephen Berg
Systems Administrator
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Office: 228-688-5738
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