Questions tagged [guest-account]

Use for questions that either involve creating or configuring a special, low-privilege guest account for which access data is shared under relaxed conditions, or for managing the pre-existing "Guest" account that many desktop-centric distributions provide off-the-shelf.

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Use openssh for ssh connections and for public sftp

I have a system to which some users need to connect trough regular SSH. I will name them the “Privileged Users”. In the same time this system should provide an SFTP server to “Anonymous” user (without ...
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Restricting a GUI user to perform only predefined actions on Ubuntu

I am the admin of an Ubuntu machine, which I want to let a user "guest" login to via GUI. This user should be able to perform only certain actions (like view the contents of some files ...
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How to restore the guest account in Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS Bionic Beaver?

I have removed the guest account from the command-line using the command sudo sh -c 'printf "[Seat:*]\nallow-guest=false\n" >/etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/50-no-guest.conf' How can I restore the ...
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How to automatically log out the guest session user after idle time

On a PC for public use people enter very private data, then don't logout, which doesn't seem optimal, so I would like if anyone could tell me how to automatically log out the guest session user after ...
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Does file ownership work differently for guest users? If it does could you explain?

I'm self studying for my Linux+/LPIC-1 and I was working through the textbook titled "CompTIA Linux+ Guide to Linux certification" in conjunction with some video courses when this question arose. I ...
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How to create foolproof user that is only allowed to video chat with one person

I have to give a laptop to my 4 yr old who lives very far away from me, so that we can have regular video chats. I want to restrict any other use for that laptop, including video chats with other ...
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Create guest account in Gnome 3.X on Arch Linux

I want a guest account just like in Ubuntu which has following features: It does not require password to login A new home folder (in /tmp if possible) is created with no data every time User data is ...
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Is it possible to remotely log into an FTP account without installing any software?

I'm trying to work remotely on a project that I have stored in a server, but the computer I am on belongs to the university and I don't have any keys nor permission to install anything. Could it be ...
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Create guest account with restricted access to applications

I'm trying to create a guest account in arch linux that only allows the user to use simple applications like firefox. I do not want them to have access to programs like terminal or grub-customizer etc....
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How can I create automatically expiring user accounts?

This is what I'd like to be able to do: After a user's account is created, they should be able to ssh-tunnel, but their account is automatically removed after 30 days unless the countdown is reset by ...
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Guest desktop with no configuration permissions

I would like to set up a guest account on my Ubuntu so that anyone could log in (no password) and browse the Internet. But the guest user should not be able to modify desktop configuration (remove ...
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How do I add a guest account to Linux Mint 13?

Is there a way to add a guest login account on welcome screen of Linux Mint 13 MATE-32bits, similar to the one present in Ubuntu 12.04?
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