Lab 1.1: Custom login banner for GUI login screen


Estimated time to complete: 5 minutes

This feature provides the ability for the customer to specify a message to be displayed on the BIG-IQ login page.

Lab environment access

From the lab environment, launch an RDP session to access the Ubuntu Desktop. To do this, in your lab deployment, click on the ACCESS button of the Ubuntu Lamp Server system and from the XRDP, click on the resolution that works for your laptop.


Modern laptops with higher resolutions you might want to use 1440x900 and once XRDP is launched Zoom to 200%)

If the RDP session does not render correctly or the resolution poor, you can try to use the noVNC option or complete the labs by going directly to the BIG-IP and BIG-IQ CM TMUI.


For XRDP, there are no credentials, when the RDP session launches showing Session: Xorg, simply click OK. For NoVNC, the password is purple123.

To access the BIG-IQ directly, click on the ACCESS button under BIG-IQ CM and select TMUI. The credentials to access the BIG-IQ TMUI are david/david and paula/paula as directed in the labs.



You can also click on DETAILS on each component to see the credentials (login/password)


  1. Open BIG-IQ, go to System > This Device > General Properties
  2. Click on Edit on the top right corner

  1. Add the custom login below, check the box Show on Login Screen
You must have explicit, authorized permission to access or configure this device.
Unauthorized attempts and actions to access or use this system may result in civil and/or criminal penalties. All activities performed on this device are logged and monitored.

  1. Save and Close
  2. Repeast step 1-4 on the DCD
  3. Logout and re-login