June 15, 2012 · General · Email This Post

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What is Guest Session:-The Ubuntu Guest Session feature provides a convenient way, with a high level of security, to lend your computer to someone else. A guest cannot view the home folders of other users, and by default any saved data or changed settings will be removed/reset at logout. It means that each session starts with a fresh environment, unaffected by what previous guests did.

Want to disable the guest account from showing up on the logon screen? Ubuntu 12.04 comes with a guest account that can be used by guests to access the system.

First open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T)

and than type this command on the terminal sudo gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

now give system password and press enter.

You will get Text editor in that you will see this lines

[SeatDefaults]

greeter-session=unity-greeter

user-session=ubuntu

now you add this line allow-guest=false

at the bottom of the file like this

[SeatDefaults]

greeter-session=unity-greeter

user-session=ubuntu

allow-guest=false

now save the file and restart

after restart you will see there is no Guest Session on the logon screen.

Want to Enable Guest Session:- go to Terminal and type this command sudo gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

after opening Text editor you will see this lines

[SeatDefaults]

greeter-session=unity-greeter

user-session=ubuntu

allow-guest=false

just remove allow-guest=false line on that file and save that file.

Now restart the system, you will see Guest Session on the logon screen

Enjoy!

Allu John Sudhakar
System/Network Administrator
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3 Comments to “How to Disable or Enable Guest Session in Ubuntu 12.04”

  1. Mat says:

    Thank you so much!

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  2. bharat says:

    Thanks
    sudo sh -c ‘echo “allow-guest=false” >> /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf’
    also works…

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  3. Sumeet says:

    I am not able to type password

    [Reply]

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