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How to enable auto-login and create a guest user account on Fedora 14

Nov 12, 2010, 22:05 (1 Talkback[s])


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"Fedora is one of very few distributions that does not have the auto-login feature in its graphical user management tool. Auto-login allows the system to automatically login a user without requesting authentication, that is, it enables password-less logins. While it is a very convenient feature, it is a security risk. Why? Because if it is enabled, any person with (physical) access to you computer can login and use the computer, with the same privileges that you have. So it is a good thing that Fedora's Users and Groups tool lacks the auto-login feature.

"There is, however, always a way around these things. So If you understand the security risk that auto-login presents, and you still want to use it, this article will show you a very simple method of enabling it on Fedora 14. It will also offer a guide on how to create and manage a guest user account"

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