Allowing passwordless login via GDM

Milan nalimilan at
Thu Feb 22 13:46:23 UTC 2007

Martin wrote:
> This should not be necessary at all. gdm's configuration program
> already offers the option of automatic login (which should stay off by
> default, of course). If this does not work, can you please file a bug
> against gdm?
This is working fine. But it was thinking of a home computer with
several accounts (typically 2-5), some without passwords (what do you
have to hide to your family ?). Windows deals with this type of accounts
since XP, and we still require users to have a password, although it can
be  boring when you don't really need to protect your data.

I think this kind of use is a main target for Ubuntu, and using no
password at all should be proposed to the user when he creates an account.


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