Allowing passwordless login via GDM

George Farris farrisg at
Thu Feb 22 16:06:45 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-22-02 at 14:46 +0100, Milan wrote:
> 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.

I say forget it.  Users should be trained into thinking about security.
Having a password is a small price to pay.  One day they will
inadvertently install openssh-server and then, lookout.

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