A Few Easy Steps: Cisco Switch, Setup Banners

In this session of A Few Easy Steps, we will Setup a Login Banner on a Cisco Switch.

In General this will work on any Cisco IOS Device.

Session Prerequisites:

  • You have a Cisco Console Cable
  • You have a serial port
  • You have a Terminal Program that you can access your Serial Port

Session Assumptions:

  • Login Text: This is the text that someone will see when they connect to the device.
  • Message of the Day Text: This is the text that someone will see when they authenticate to the device.

Our goals of this session are:

  • Setup Login Banner
  • Setup Message of the Day Banner

Setup Login Banner

!
conf t
!
banner login %
This is the text that someone will see when they connect to the device.
%
!
end
!
copy running-config startup-config

Setup Message of the Day Banner

!
conf t
!
banner motd %
This is the text that someone will see when they authenticate to the device.
%
!
end
!
copy running-config startup-config

Entire Session:

!
conf t
!
banner login %
This is the text that someone will see when they connect to the device.
%
!
banner motd %
This is the text that someone will see when they authenticate to the device.
%
!
end
!
copy running-config startup-config

Find out more about Login Banners on Cisco IOS here.

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