Bug ID 951405: Disabling appliance mode for a tenant leaves root login and shell access disabled

Last Modified: Nov 23, 2021

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Affected Product:  See more info
F5OS Velos(all modules)

Known Affected Versions:
1.1.0, 1.1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.3, 1.1.4

Opened: Oct 06, 2020
Severity: 3-Major


When appliance mode is enabled for a tenant, access to the Advanced shell (bash) is removed, and the system root user cannot log in to the device by any means, including the serial console. When appliance mode is then disabled, Advanced shell access and root login are still disabled.


Cannot access the Advanced shell or log in as root user when appliance mode is disabled. This is intended functionality.


-- Enable appliance mode for a tenant. -- Disable appliance mode for the same tenant.


Log in to the tenant via tmsh and run: modify sys db systemauth.disablerootlogin value false modify sys db systemauth.disablebash value false

Fix Information


Behavior Change