Managing the banner

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You can manage the banner at the cluster or SVM level. The banner configured for the cluster is also used for all SVMs that do not have a banner message defined. A subsequently created banner for an SVM overrides the cluster banner for that SVM.

Choices
  • Manage the banner at the cluster level:

    If you want to…​ Then…​

    Create a banner to display for all CLI login sessions

    Set a cluster-level banner:

    security login banner modify -vserver cluster_name { [-message "text"] | [-uri ftp_or_http_addr] }

    Remove the banner for all (cluster and SVM) logins

    Set the banner to an empty string (""):

    security login banner modify -vserver * -message ""

    Override a banner created by an SVM administrator

    Modify the SVM banner message:

    security login banner modify -vserver svm_name { [-message "text"] | [-uri ftp_or_http_addr] }

  • Manage the banner at the SVM level:

    Specifying -vserver svm_name is not required in the SVM context.

    If you want to…​ Then…​

    Override the banner supplied by the cluster administrator with a different banner for the SVM

    Create a banner for the SVM:

    security login banner modify -vserver svm_name { [-message "text"] | [-uri ftp_or_http_addr] }

    Suppress the banner supplied by the cluster administrator so that no banner is displayed for the SVM

    Set the SVM banner to an empty string for the SVM:

    security login banner modify -vserver svm_name -message ""

    Use the cluster-level banner when the SVM currently uses an SVM-level banner

    Set the SVM banner to "-":

    security login banner modify -vserver svm_name -message "-"