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Thread: Guest session, how to disable? ubuntu 9.04

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    Guest session, how to disable? ubuntu 9.04

    I have made a special guest account for the guests to log in. How do I disable a Guest session ?

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    Re: Guest session, how to disable? ubuntu 9.04

    Do you mean you want to know how to not be able to log-in as guest, or how to change users, or something else?

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    Re: Guest session, how to disable? ubuntu 9.04

    Quote Originally Posted by kotelyan View Post
    I have made a special guest account for the guests to log in. How do I disable a Guest session ?
    http://www.networkdictionary.com/software/Linux325.php

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    Re: Guest session, how to disable? ubuntu 9.04

    No, I don't want to disable an account, that I created. What I am talking about is the following: - in the Gnome session there is a menu to shutdown/log out, etc... or switch to another user.
    There is also an item "Guest" that switches to the session with minimal priviledges and no password. I checked the /etc/passwd, it seems that it stands for the account with name guest, that has UID of 112, and does not show in the System Administration GUI.
    Should I just comment out this line in the /etc/passwd, or is there a "nicer" way to get rid of it?

    Thanks,

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    Re: Guest session, how to disable? ubuntu 9.04

    Do you want to retain user switching at all? If not you can turn it off in the GNOME configuration under the /desktop/gnome/lockdown/disable_user_switching key.

    Edit: I just found the key you want: /apps/fast-user-switch-applet/show_guest_login
    Last edited by John Bean; November 18th, 2009 at 07:08 PM.

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    Re: Guest session, how to disable? ubuntu 9.04

    NO, I love user switching. I don't like switching with no password promt.
    Btw - I did disable account named guest with passwd -l, and verified that there is '*' in the second field.
    Restarted the system - but that option for password-less Guest session is still there...

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    Re: Guest session, how to disable? ubuntu 9.04

    See my edit

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