Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1003860
gnome-initial-setup running at every boot when using non-domain network auth
Last modified: 2015-02-17 12:02:23 EST
Description of problem:
I recently reinstalled Fedora 19 on my laptop from scratch. When I booted up, it launched gnome-initial-setup which forced me to create a local user (or use the new realmd interface for setting up an enterprise login). Neither of these options was correct for my environment, since I did not have an Active Directory or FreeIPA domain to connect to, but a generic LDAP+Kerberos setup. I planned to just set SSSD up as root and sign in using a network login, but this was impossible.
So I then created a local account which was automatically logged in. I used this session to become root, set up SSSD and then reboot and become my network user. I then removed the temporary local account since it's unnecessary. However, on the next reboot, this triggered gnome-initial-setup to run again, thereby forcing me to *again* create a local user account that I do not want (and do not want on my login screen)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 19
2. Create a local user
3. Set up SSSD (without using realmd)
5. Sign in to network user
6. Remove local user.
gnome-initial-setup runs again after step 7, forcing me to again create a local user.
gnome-initial-setup should not run if GDM is aware of a valid login user.
This is a very serious issue for anyone who is using Fedora in a corporate environment with a custom LDAP/KRB5 authentication system. It forces the creation of an *administrator* account where it is probably unwanted.
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