Acknowledge consent before login

Todd Denniston Todd.Denniston at
Wed Jul 16 21:00:02 UTC 2008

Stephen Berg (Contractor) wrote, On 07/16/2008 04:25 PM:
> 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 
> 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.

Are you interpreting the requirement as a
"The user must actively press a button"  'acknowledge the consent statement'
"by continuing to log into this system you agree/understand the following" 
'acknowledge the consent statement'

if you are good with the second meaning then the Welcome setting in 
/etc/gdm/custom.conf is what you are looking for.


on F8 in /etc/gdm/custom.conf I had to set

Welcome=our\\n\\n- multi line message

to get something reasonable.  I have not bothered with F9 yet as the whole 
thing looks like a mess yet.
Please let us know if this gets you where you need to be.

Todd Denniston
Crane Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC Crane)
Harnessing the Power of Technology for the Warfighter

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