Email when access the server

Email when access the server

It’s always a good practice & from the security point of view to get notified instantly through an email when someone logs into your server through SSH with root privileges.

Open the file .bashrc for the root user.

Vi /root/.bashrc

enter the following code into

echo 'SSH Root Access (Your Server Name) on:' `date` `who` | mail -s "ALERT: Root Access from `who | cut -d"(" -f2 | cut -d")" -f1`" your@email-address.com

Note : Replace “Your Server Name” equal to your original server name and “your@email-address.com” equal to your original email address.

Now whenever someone successfully logs in to your server as root through SSH, an email will be automatically dispatched from the server to the


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Vishwajit Kale
Vishwajit Kale blazed onto the digital marketing scene back in 2015 and is the digital marketing strategist of Hostripples, a company that aims to provide affordable web hosting solutions. Vishwajit is experienced in digital and content marketing along with SEO. He's fond of writing technology blogs, traveling and reading.
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