Password protected FOG PXE menu.
- FOG Version: 1.3.4
- OS: CentOS 7
- Service Version:
- OS: Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64
I’ve come to you with probably the last problem I have till succesful FOG deployment a integration in our university network.
Everything seems to run just fine, will need to only increase the size of /images repository from current 70 GB to 1 TB. But my boss requested, if it is possible, to password protect entry into FOG menu and it’s utilities, so that we - IT, with proper password knowledge - can use FOG to our hearts content, but to keep everyone else outside, so that especially smart-ass students won’t be able to do any kind of unwanted damage (like erasing whole drive through GParted). Sure, I’ve read something, but I am not really sure how to approach this.
Also I would like it so that automated / scheduled operations won’t be affected by this password protection, and - if possible - I would like some easy way to this off.
Any ideas where / how to start?
Have found quite similiar topic here: https://forums.fogproject.org/topic/8780/want-to-skip-booting-press-escape-to-access-the-menu/20 but it is not exactly what I want…
Idea is; iPXE boot => login / password request => FOG Menu.
@Wayne-Workman Thank you, that’s exactly what I needed! Problem solved.
@HaRD If you enable hiding the boot menu, this will require entering a key-combination during the “Hide Menu Timeout” window - it will display on-screen something like “Enter key combo for menu”. Once you enter the key combo, you then must authenticate with a valid FOG web-interface user in order to get to the boot menu. This does not affect scheduled/automated operations. See the below picture: