System Administration Guide: Security Services

ProcedureHow to Disable a System's Abort Sequence

Some server systems have a key switch. When the key switch is set in the secure position, the switch overrides the software keyboard abort settings. So, any changes that you make with the following procedure might not be implemented.

  1. Assume the Primary Administrator role, or become superuser.

    The Primary Administrator role includes the Primary Administrator profile. To create the role and assign the role to a user, see Chapter 2, Working With the Solaris Management Console (Tasks), in System Administration Guide: Basic Administration.

  2. Change the value of KEYBOARD_ABORT to disable.

    Comment out the enable line in the /etc/default/kbd file. Then, add a disable line:

    # cat /etc/default/kbd
    # KEYBOARD_ABORT affects the default behavior of the keyboard abort
    # sequence, see kbd(1) for details.  The default value is "enable".
    # The optional value is "disable".  Any other value is ignored.
  3. Update the keyboard defaults.

    # kbd -i