gdm Create User

Matthias Clasen mclasen at
Sat Oct 6 19:49:21 UTC 2007

On Sat, 2007-10-06 at 13:58 -0500, Douglas McClendon wrote:
> 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.

A prototype for "guest account" functionality from the login screen can
be found here:

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