Saturday, June 15, 2013

Ubuntu  released 13.04 months ago ,by default all versions comes with GUEST account .GUEST account has no password required to login ,and it will display on logon screen .Other users easily login into our machine using this account. 

In this tutorial I will tell you how to ENABLE and DISABLE the GUEST account in Ubuntu.

Here I am using Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS ,the following procedures are same for 12.10 and 13.04


Step 1: Login in to your account

Press ctrl+alt+T to open terminal and type sudo su to change to root

Step 2: The configuration file is located in /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf ,type the following command in terminal
              gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

Add the following line


Save and exit from the file

Step 3:Restart the lightdm for checking,type the below command in terminal

           #restart lightdm

Now the gui will be restarted  and in the login screen GUEST account is hidden

ENABLING the GUEST account

If you need otherusers to login to your system except admin account then Guest account you must need it

Step 1: Go to the configuration file and insert a comment before the allow-guest (or) delete the line

Save and exit from the file

Step 5:Restart the lightdm

          #restart lightdm

After restarting the gui GUEST account will start to show in the login screen



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