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November 20th, 2009, 04:21 PM
I've made the switch to Ubuntu and installed 9.10 on my home PC (I'm a n00b).

I'd like to set one of the user accounts (e.g. guest) so that it does not require a password to login. I can't find anyway to change the password policy requirements or change this account so that it does not require a password.

In advance, many thanks for your help.

Cheers, Andrew

November 20th, 2009, 04:47 PM
You do not want this.
Actually, why would you require passwords for presumably trusted users, and not want a password for a 'guest'?

Security depends on authentication. What you could do, is create a 'guest' user with minimal privileges and give them the password 'guest' or somesuch, as long as you can easily change it.

November 20th, 2009, 04:49 PM
He likelly wants to have a guest account for any visitors who pop over and want to use teh machine.

As stated i would just create a "Guest" account, with the password of "password" or something. Just dont give any permissions beyond things like running pidgin, and accessing the web.


November 20th, 2009, 05:43 PM
HowTo: Create a Passwordless / Guest Login (Simple Method) - Ubuntu Forums (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=513820)