Protected screen session

You can protect the access to a screen (Terminalmultiplexer) session. Don’t use your usual password, because the method used is pretty weak (only standard DES)

Open a screen session :

Inside a session press “Ctrl + A“, then type “:password“, and two times the password. If the password is successfully set, you should see [Password moved into copybuffer] in the lower left corner of the terminal or at the tab. Now you can detach by pressing “Ctrl + a + d“, the Output is [detached].

Reattach with “screen -r” or “screen -x” from the prompt.

Now you are prompted for the session password.

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