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


I tested this out and it works great. Thanks for the help!

  --  cj  --

From: "juszak yahoo com" <juszak yahoo com>
To: Jayson Rowe <jayson rowe gmail com>
Sent: Sunday, May 3, 2009 12:36:04 AM
Subject: Re: How to disable display of user accounts at login prompt


Thanks for looking into this. I would definitely prefer to stick with the defaults as much as possible (i.e. gdm over something else in this case). I will give this a try.

  --  cj  --

From: Jayson Rowe <jayson rowe gmail com>
To: Shaun McCance <shaunm gnome org>
Cc: juszak yahoo com; gnome-list gnome org
Sent: Saturday, May 2, 2009 11:36:13 PM
Subject: 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
>> --
>> 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.

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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