Disable an SSH Custom Logon Banner

A Super Admin can disable the Secure Shell (SSH) logon banner that appears before an administrator logs on to the appliance operating system with an SSH client.

Before you begin

  • You must be a Super Admin.

  • This procedure assumes that you know how to use vi editor.

  • Obtain the rsaadmin operating system password.

  • Obtain the IP address or fully qualified hostname for the hardware appliance or the virtual machine.

  • Enable SSH on the appliance. For instructions, see Enable Secure Shell on the Appliance.


  1. Launch the SSH client and connect to the appliance using the IP address or fully qualified hostname.

  2. When prompted, type the operating system User ID, rsaadmin, and press ENTER.

  3. When prompted, type the password for the rsaadmin operating system account, and press ENTER.

  4. Comment out the Banner option in the /etc/ssh/sshd_config file as follows: #Banner /opt/rsa/am/utils/etc/ssh-banner

    In vi, do the following:

    1. Position the cursor at the beginning of the line Banner /opt/rsa/am/utils/etc/ssh-banner.

    2. Type i to enter insert mode.

    3. Type #.

    4. Press ESC to enter command mode.

    5. Type :wp to save your changes and exit vi.

  5. Restart the sshd service. Type:

    /etc/init.d/sshd restart

    and press ENTER.

  6. Repeat this procedure for each primary and replica instance in your deployment.