Enable/Disable Guest/Remote Login accounts in Ubuntu 13.04 [Ubuntu]

The guest and the remote login accounts are enabled by default, but there are those who want them disabled, and this could be due to privacy concern (though i noticed that u cant do much in the guest account), and as for the remote one, well, maybe they just dont want to see it there.

Well, to disable them, all you gotta do it fire up a terminal (Ctrl + Alt +T), and paste in the folllowing command:

To Disable both:

sudo /usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm-set-defaults -l false -R false

to disable only the guest one:

sudo /usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm-set-defaults -l false

to disable the remote login:

sudo /usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm-set-defaults -R false

That was it; ought to do the trick.

To Enable, use the same commands, however, make a li’l alteration; i.e. replace all the ‘false’s with true. 


Anas Ismail Khan


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