|CHECK-PASSWORD.4TH(7)||Standards, Environments, and Macros||CHECK-PASSWORD.4TH(7)|
loader password-checking boot module
The file that goes by the name of
check-password.4th is a set of commands designed to
do one or more of the following:
o Prevent booting without password
o Prevent modification of boot options without password
The commands of
themselves are not enough for most uses. Please refer to the examples below
for the most common situations, and to
loader(7) for additional commands.
Before using any of the commands provided in
check-password.4th, it must be included through the
This line is present in /boot/forth/loader.4th file, so it is not needed (and should not be re-issued) in a normal setup.
The commands provided by it are:
First checks bootlock_password and if-set, the user cannot continue until the correct password is entered.
Last, checks password and if-set, tries
autoboot and only prompts for password on
failure or user-interrupt. See
loader.conf(5) for additional
The environment variables that effect its behavior are:
check-passwordto be entered before the system is allowed to boot.
check-passwordbefore the user is allowed to visit the boot menu.
Standard i386 /boot/loader.rc:
include /boot/forth/loader.4th check-password
Set a password in loader.conf(5) to prevent modification of boot options:
Set a password in loader.conf(5) to prevent booting without password:
|July 20, 2018||OmniOS|