Thursday, 21 March 2013

How to Disable Guest Account Login on Ubuntu



By default ubuntu 12.04 comes with guest account.You can disable this account using the following procedure.Guest account is a paswordless account which allow users to get access to Ubuntu machine


Open /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf file from your terminal using the following command
gksudo gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
Add the following line
allow-guest=false
Save and exit the file
After adding the above line you should see similar to the following in lightdm.conf file
[SeatDefaults]
user-session=ubuntu
greeter-session=unity-greeter
allow-guest=false
Finally you have to restart lightdm using the following command from your terminal
sudo restart lightdm
Note:- After executing above command all graphical programs running will be close