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Re: gdm Create User

Richi Plana wrote:
How about adding the functionality to create user accounts (local or
network) at the gdm login screen?

I think a cool *optional* functionality would be-

Whenever gdm receives an unknown username, *automatically* create that account as new, and log them in.

Perhaps the way to implement your functionality, would be to have the above, but after login attempt, a 15 second timeout prompt pops up (with cancel), notifying that it was an unrecognized login, and asking for the adminstrative password to confirm account creation. And then perhaps a checkbox to enable/disable continuation of login for that user. Then you get back to my functionality with an administrative setting that just disables the popping up of the confirmation/authentication dialog.


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.


Richi Plana

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