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Hiding a specific user from the User Accounts GUI

Hi All,

I install Ubuntu to computer illiterate people.

During the install I want to create an admin user I can use to manage their
computer using SSH.

Sometimes the user logs out and tries to login with my admin users and get
frustrated when they do not succeed...

Is there a way to hide my admin user from the user so they won't try to
login with it?

The users are aware of this user, of course...

Thanks,

Amichai.

Comments

Re: Hiding a specific user from the User Accounts GUI

By silver.bullet at 08/12/2017 - 04:05

Hi,

I don't know what display manager is used by default.

<a href="https://www.startpage.com/do/search" title="https://www.startpage.com/do/search">https://www.startpage.com/do/search</a>

lightdm hide account from login screen

First hit:
<a href="https://askubuntu.com/questions/92349/how-do-i-hide-a-particular-user-from-the-login-screen" title="https://askubuntu.com/questions/92349/how-do-i-hide-a-particular-user-from-the-login-screen">https://askubuntu.com/questions/92349/how-do-i-hide-a-particular-user-fr...</a>

Regarding a German Wiki, my guess seems to be correct
( <a href="https://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/Displaymanager/" title="https://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/Displaymanager/">https://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/Displaymanager/</a> ), anyway, just in case.

<a href="https://www.startpage.com/do/search" title="https://www.startpage.com/do/search">https://www.startpage.com/do/search</a>

gdm hide account from login screen

The third hit might not be exactly what you want, but assuming you read
other instructions for GDM, take care that that they are for the
version of GNOME used by Ubuntu:
<a href="https://help.gnome.org/admin/system-admin-guide/stable/login-userlist-disable.html.en" title="https://help.gnome.org/admin/system-admin-guide/stable/login-userlist-disable.html.en">https://help.gnome.org/admin/system-admin-guide/stable/login-userlist-di...</a>

Regards,
Ralf