This post covers the quick steps to enable a Warning SSH banner on CentOS 6.3. Step may be similar with other version of CentOS and Redhat Enterprise. The purpose of this banner is to show some messages or warning when a ssh session is connected and before the authorization. Follow the following steps :
1. Create a /etc/banner file and fill it with your desired message as below :
[root@centos63 ~]# vi /etc/banner
Add the following :
Warning!! Only authorized System Administrator can access to this system..
2. Edit /etc/ssh/sshd_config and change the following :
.. .. # no default banner path #Banner none .. ..
.. .. # default banner path Banner /etc/banner .. ..
3. Restart sshd service :
[root@centos63 ~]# service sshd restart Stopping sshd: [ OK ] Starting sshd: [ OK ]
4. Relogin to ssh session :