gdm Create User

Douglas McClendon dmc.fedora at
Sat Oct 6 18:58:05 UTC 2007

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.
> Thoughts?
> --
> Richi Plana

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