[Bug 1667113] Re: System users appears in Ligthdm and user switcher (Accountsservice has no filter for shell types)

ChristianEhrhardt 1667113 at bugs.launchpad.net
Thu Feb 23 09:47:01 UTC 2017

So while I understand to unify code paths by relying on accoutnsservice
lightdm needs to get back the feature of "hidden-shells=" IMHO.

So in some sense this is a regression in lightdm due to the change to
use accountsservice.

The solution clearly extceeds my Dbus-foo, but shouldn't lightdm be able
to get back "hidden-shells" by implementing a filter on the "Shell"
property of each user that accountsservice provides?

Maybe this was discussed in the lightdm/accountsservice communities -
I'm not part of them and search engines didn't find it for me - but
given how often the question how to hid users came up I'd think some
discussion on the shell filtering might already exist.

Waiting for the expertise of the triagers of lightdm/accountsservice on
that bug now.

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  System users appears in Ligthdm and user switcher (Accountsservice has
  no filter for shell types)

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Bug description:
  "Technical" user libvirt Qemu appears in the list of user in Ligthdm,
  among the real regular users. It probably shouldn't

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 17.04
  Package: libvirt-bin 2.5.0-3ubuntu2
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.9.0-15.16-generic 4.9.5
  Uname: Linux 4.9.0-15-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: zfs zunicode zavl zcommon znvpair
  ApportVersion: 2.20.4-0ubuntu2
  Architecture: amd64
  CurrentDesktop: Unity:Unity7
  Date: Wed Feb 22 22:09:24 2017
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2017-02-01 (21 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 17.04 "Zesty Zapus" - Alpha amd64 (20170201)
  SourcePackage: libvirt
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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