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Re: gdm Create User



Simo Sorce wrote:
On Sat, 2007-10-06 at 12:42 -0600, Richi Plana wrote:
How about adding the functionality to create user accounts (local or
network) at the gdm login screen?

I recently installed F8T3 on one machine without reformatting the /home
partition so my user account's home directory keeps moving from one
iteration of Fedora to another, but I thought I wanted to see what a
default desktop setup looked like. So here I was at gdm and thinking
"Why do I have to log in to an account to create an account at the login
screen?" Seems pretty logical to add that functionality there. Seems
like it would satisfy a lot of home and enterprise use-cases, as well.

Thoughts?

Home?
Perhaps. Ideally you create all needed accounts at installation anyway.

Enterprise?
I don't see how, it's not like any user has the root password to create
their own account. You have to ask an admin which is usually already
logged in his own system and will just launch a command from there.

Simo.


For a long time Fedora offered a "Recovery Console" that was accessible from GDM and simply brought up a minimal terminal. What about a similar option for a more sophisticated graphical admin tool containing features like this one?

--CJD


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