Password protected FOG PXE menu.

  • Server
    • FOG Version: 1.3.4
    • OS: CentOS 7
    • Service Version:
    • OS: Windows 7 Pro SP1 x64

    Good day,
    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: but it is not exactly what I want…

    Idea is; iPXE boot => login / password request => FOG Menu.

    Thank you!

  • @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:
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