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E-mail Alert on Root SSH Login

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You can get notification email when some one login to your server as root when you are using bash shell.

To enable root login notification, do the following

1. cd /root

2. edit .bashrc file with command
vi .bashrc

3. Add following content to .bashrc file

echo ‘ALERT – ServerName Root Access on:’ `date` `who` | mail -s “Alert: Root Access from `who | cut -d'(‘ -f2 | cut -d’)’ -f1`” [email protected]

ServerName to your server name.
[email protected] to your email address.

4. Save and Exit vi text editor with command :wq

Now log out of SSH and login, you will get SSH Root Login alert email with IP addrss and time of login.

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