Want to set a guest session password for login. How do you do this after skipping it at OS install?
It might be to your advantage to first find how the guest account is to used.
Some important points are:
So, now I think you can see that the Guest Account should not be used as a legitimate account for your computer, but like a Library or public computer: unless you have a USB or similar, you're files are as good as gone. Therefore, you should have no need to password-protect the guest account at all.
What should you do?
If I were you I would make a whole new account, depending on your intentions. If you were looking for an account that wouldn't show your files but could still be used by others (like a young sister) I would just create a new account.
Additionally, you could also make your own Guest Account and disable the one that came with Ubuntu 12.04 and later.
You can do this by following the steps on the Technology Windows & Linux website.
Alternatively, in theory, you could use the
You can use the passwd command. Open a terminal by pressing CTRL + ALT + T . Then type passwd and the user name. So it should be passwd guest
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