[K12OSN] Generic Accounts?
toddobryan at gmail.com
Fri Oct 24 12:31:14 UTC 2008
Another option is to put a sticker on the monitor connected to the
terminal that says
or something. Then students are pretty likely to log in using the
password and username you've provided.
2008/10/12 Millard Hill <millard.hill at gmail.com>:
> I am setting up Linux thin clients for Atlanta Public School System (RHEL 5
> network attached storage servers for home directories when we implement that
> and CentOS 5 application servers) and we are also using autologin (kiosk
> mode). We have also setup print and USB access for them to save there data
> to a thumb drive or print it out. We presently aren't saving data on the
> server, but our next upgrade of the system will allow for individual login
> To setup up autologin you can make changes to your gdm config file (in our
> instance, /etc/gdm/custom.conf), to set it up to log in automatically. We
> have given the thin client name the same name as the hostname which is all
> determined by DHCP, so the studfents don't even have to know the hostname
> they are logged in as, nor do they know the server that they are logged into
> (we have anywhere from 2-5 application servers at each school).
> If you want more details let me know as this is a district wide initiative,
> which is centrally managed, so I may be able to you steer clear of other
> issues that you may run into.
> Millard Hill III
> Linux Engineer
> Atlanta Public Schools
> millard.hill at gmail.com
> On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 2:57 PM, Jamie Lists <jamielist at gmail.com> wrote:
>> We're sprinkling LTSP clients all over a school in my district. I need
>> to have a generic account for kids to use.
>> The problem is if i make one account called student for instance. They
>> all have the same home directory, which is bad.
>> The only other way i can think of is to make 50 generic accounts and
>> then tell the kids.. ok on this client you need to login as student38.
>> Doesn't seem like such a great solution.
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