Login Window Banner (Agreement Policy)


Having your users accept a policy at the login window before they log in is easy.



  • FW Admin
  • macOS computer
  • A text editor application


Creating the text file

  1. Open a text editor

    Apple's TextEdit will work perfectly Located in: Macintosh HD → Applications → TextEdit.app
  2. Add the information you'd like in the banner and save the file named

    With any of these extensions:
    • .txt - Plain Text - Saves as text only
    • .rtf - Rich Text - Saves as text with features like color and font
    • .rtfd - Rich Text Directory - Saves as text with color, font and images

A sample rtfd is attached ( PolicyBanner.rtfd_.zip ).

Placing the text file into the fileset

  1. Download the sample fileset ( Custom-LoginWindow-Agreement.fileset.zip )
  2. Import the fileset into FileWave Admin
  3. Open the fileset and the



  4. Replace PolicyBanner.txt with your PolicyBanner.txt or PolicyBanner.rtf or PolicyBanner.rtfd

  5. Change the permissions/owner so a user can not edit the file.

Please Note: If you use the rtfd format
  • The file will show up as a folder, as it has to include the picture and text as two seperate files
  • URL or other Hyperlinks will not work when displayed at the login window
  • You will not be able to export the rtfd later due to it's folder format.



See support.apple.com/kb/HT4788 For more information.