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

On 05/02/2009 09:43 PM, Jayson Rowe wrote:
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


gnome-list mailing list
gnome-list gnome org

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.

I just got to my laptop running Fedora 10, and I tested this out for you - it has to be run as root (superuser, sudo - however you have your box set up), but it did work - once I ran the command, I logged out, and GDM started up asking me for a username rather than presenting the list.

I hope this helps you out.


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