[LightDM] Controlling Which Users Show Up in Greeter
robert.ancell at gmail.com
Sat Mar 31 03:47:59 PDT 2012
LightDM uses accounts service preferentially and falls back to it's
own internal version if it's not available (using users.conf). I gets
the list of available users, their full names and preferences like
session etc for them.
AccountsService is missing a user filter, see this bug for more information:
On 24 March 2012 02:33, David A. Cobb <superbiskit at cox.net> wrote:
> I cannot seem to hide some users (or select specific ones) on the greeter.
> I set up the /etc/lightdm/users.conf; at first it worked -- partially:
> some, but not all of the "hidden-users" did not show up.
> Then, some upgrade re-installed accounts-service. That completely undid it!
> Now several usernames that do not represent real people are back on my
> greeter. It doesn't limit using the system, of course, it just looks
> Evidently, I won't be able to keep accounts-service off my machine -- it
> might even have some use.
> So: can someone please advise me -- what info does the greeter request from
> the accounts-service, and how can the accounts-service be configured to
> return only selected usernames?
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