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Old 12-09-2003, 05:56 AM   #1
rquin66
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How to set no password


Hi,
I am using fesdora and set two more users, one of them my wife. I tried to leave her password blank, but fedora wouldn't admit that (altho I have it so in MDK 9.2, in the same hard disk). Does anyone know if that is possible? How?
 
Old 12-09-2003, 06:42 AM   #2
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If you user KDE, you can go to the control centre and somewhere there is the option to configure the login manager. You can allow non password logins there, but she will still need to have a password. My girlfriend has that setup, and she's never had to use her password.
 
Old 12-09-2003, 01:52 PM   #3
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I am paranoid.. I have my computer that only I have access too.. and I have several passwords set up..
 
Old 12-09-2003, 11:20 PM   #4
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I think i am overly paranoid too -- I'd be dammed if I'd let any of my machines be capable of someone just sitting down in front of it and using it with no User/pass combo. That's insane. I'm the only one that can access my network, but it's a major security hole.....

If it won't let you leave a password blank, it probably does that for a REASON!

Of course you could always go to a windbloze machine and set it wide open... OH WAIT! It already is! even with a password! :P


Last edited by netboy_541; 12-09-2003 at 11:22 PM.
 
Old 12-10-2003, 05:10 AM   #5
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Who's going to just come and sit down in front of it and use it? Don't you live in a house?
 
Old 12-10-2003, 07:26 AM   #6
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make a backup copy first, but you can manually edit /etc/password to delete the password entry for the record containnig your wife's account. the fields are separated by colons. You should see an "x" in the second field. delete it. you need to be root.

good luck...

--markt
 
Old 12-10-2003, 09:33 AM   #7
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This is easiest to set up when creating the user account.

Redhat will try to prevent you from doing this so you need to use a couple of flags to proceed.
Add -f ( force ) and -u ( unlock ) to the passwd command.

adduser susan
passwd -f -u susan



This is something you wont see on my machines.
 
Old 12-10-2003, 01:47 PM   #8
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in response to guygriffiths --

Yes. I live in a house, but I have a snooping girlfriend.
 
Old 12-10-2003, 07:36 PM   #9
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Even if I lived alone my machines would be password protected..
 
Old 12-12-2003, 10:43 AM   #10
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I do Live alone and my machines are definately password protected. And i carry my laptop in a locking briefcase with it handcuffed to my arm.....
 
Old 12-16-2003, 09:16 PM   #11
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Login to Fedora without entering a password

You should have a password for all users for basic security.
But that doesn't mean you have to type it in every time.
For convenience you can set the login manager to allow local automatic timed login for a specific user (e.g., your wife) without entering the password.
This works well for me, as my machine is always either OFF or in use.

Click Main Menu -> System Settings -> Login Screen
This will prompt you for the root password.
(or run /usr/bin/gdmsetup in a terminal window as root)
In the Login Screen Setup window, on the General tab, put a check under Timed Login, enter the username to automatically login, and the number of seconds before the automatic login begins.

After you get this to work the way you want it to, go back and click on Help in the Login Screen Setup window. This brings up the manual which is very good. For instance, it would tell you that you could do the same thing by using a text editor to edit the /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf file to include (from the default settings, change false to true and enter your desired username):

# Timed login, useful for kiosks. Log in a certain user after a certain
# amount of time
TimedLoginEnable=true
TimedLogin=username
TimedLoginDelay=30
 
Old 12-29-2003, 06:30 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by ezra143
I do Live alone and my machines are definately password protected. And i carry my laptop in a locking briefcase with it handcuffed to my arm.....
The handcuffed locked briefcase.. now thats alittle too much..
 
Old 12-29-2003, 06:39 PM   #13
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Ha, security is security....
 
Old 12-29-2003, 06:50 PM   #14
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Locking your suitcase is okay.. but then wearing it handcuffed to your wrist.. first off that can't be very comfortable.. second off thats only going to tempt people more to try to get it, because they are going to think it has money in it or something, instead of just a computer...
 
Old 12-29-2003, 06:53 PM   #15
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Yeah, I know... but it helps pick up the girls.. they think your important or rich or something...

nah, no briefcase, no handcuffs... just a little fun...
 
  


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