Re: How to disable display of user accounts at login prompt

On Sat, May 2, 2009 at 8:25 PM, Shaun McCance <shaunm gnome org> wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-05-02 at 16:56 -0700, juszak yahoo com wrote:
>> Hello, I just joined this list so I hope I am posting my question in
>> the right place.
>> I have Fedora 10 system running gnome. When the computer is booted the
>> user is presented the option to login with a list of accounts or
>> select "other". Instead I would like the user to have to type the
>> username and not be given an indication of what user accounts exist on
>> the system. This is a security requirement that may seem a bit
>> silly... nevertheless I have to comply. I assume the behaviour of this
>> login prompt is controlled by gnome and hopefully can be modified to
>> meet my requirement. If anyone knows what the specific setting is to
>> modify this bahaviour, I would greatly appreciate if you would let me
>> know. Additionally, I would like to know how to configure this option
>> from the command line or in a kickstart script.
>> I googled around a little bit, but I'm either not hitting the right
>> keywords or this isn't a popular thing to do. In any case, if there is
>> documentation on this particular feature I would greatly appreciate
>> somebody pointing me in the right direction.
> There were big changes to the configuration a couple of
> release cycles back.  I brought up this exact issue and
> was assured it was still possible.
> You'll probably get a better answer more quickly if you
> send your question to gdm-list gnome org
> --
> Shaun
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I did a search on bugzilla, and came across this:

Which gives these directions to disable the userlist:
Workaround for greeter problem running Fedora 10

gconftool-2 --config-source xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults  \\
--direct --type bool --set /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/disable_user_list true

I'm not at home at the moment to test this, but I can test later
tonight - but if you want to try it, hopefully this will work for you.


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