Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 495572
xguest, user switching, and password
Last modified: 2015-01-14 18:22:49 EST
Description of problem:
When logging in as Guest the first time no password is needed. If "switch user" is used from within the Guest user session, then to return to the Guest user a password is needed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in as Guest (notice that no password is required)
2. Select "Switch User" from the user switch applet.
3. Trying to get back to the already logged in guest user now requires a password.
Unable to get back into the Guest user session.
It should work without asking for a password.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 11 development cycle.
Changing version to '11'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
From my normal account, I installed xguest, hit the Switch User option and got bounced to the login screen. Choosing 'Guest' I was asked for the password.
I rebooted and at the first login screen chose 'Guest' and again was asked for a password. It won't accept blank (no password).
It seems that whether trying to re-login as guest (as originally reported), or switching from a normal user, or simply logging in as Guest at all now asks for a password.
xguest is completely broken.
This was tried on a F11 machine, fresh install from livecd, with all updates applied as of now.
There is a bug in gdm. gdm currently user /etc/pam.d/gdm-password instead of /etc/pam.d/gdm.
If you take the first line out of /etc/pam.d/gdm and add it to /etc/pam.d/gdm-password, xguest should start working again.
auth [success=done ignore=ignore default=bad] pam_selinux_permit.so
This appears to still be broken in F12. The referenced auth line above is already in gdm-password.
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