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Disabling Local Terminal Access

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Disabling Virtual Console Access

Rationale

The virtual consoles tty11 and tty12 give the user access to a shell. Disabling these makes it more diffcult to execute commands or make changes to the system.

Instructions

By default, the user can access the virtual consoles with the Ctrl+Alt+F11 and Ctrl+Alt+F12 keyboard commands. To disable access, do the following:

  1. In IGEL Setup go to User Interface > Display > Access Control
  2. Activate Disable Console switching (Default: Console switching enabled)
  3. Click Apply.