Showing posts with label lightdm. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lightdm. Show all posts

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Disable Guest Account Login In Ubuntu 12.04

Security is an important issue and I do not want anyone to access my machine, not even as the guest. Like almost every operating systems, I could see guest logon option in Ubuntu 12.04 which was turned on by default. This post provides the steps to enable or disable the guest account login in Ubuntu 12.04.

Fire up your terminal and type the following command:

samar@samar-Techgaun:~$ sudo nano /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

Now add a new line at the end containing the string as below:


Now reboot your system or type the following in your terminal:
samar@samar-Techgaun:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/lightdm restart

The guest account will no longer be active. If you want to enable the guest login again, just remove the line you added or change the value to true. I hope this helps :)