I'm using Ubuntu 10.04. I would like to create a new account, for other people using my computer. I would like my guest to have access to Internet, text editor and other application installed on my computer without having access to my data (and obviously system settings).
I have added a user "guest" using graphic interface (
System -> Administration -> Users and groups). My guest has now access to the application, but not full - wine and VirtualBox are empty (wine has only wine notepad, on VirtualBox there is no virtual machine installed). Internet and chat are fine, but "guest" has the access to anything in the computer via terminal, and I would like to keep him in his guests
home (there are a lot of people using my computer, not all of them I know well).
I have found on http://www.ubuntu.pl/ how to change user's privileges via terminal and I'm wondering if the command
chmod -vR --preserve-root 700 /home/maria
/home has two directories:
And how to ensure for my guest the access to applications installed on wine and VirtualBox without installing it once again?
This is an output for guests
guest@marysia-ubuntu:~$ groups guest adm dialout fax cdrom floppy tape dip video plugdev fuse nopasswdlogin guest@marysia-ubuntu:~$
And this for marias
maria@marysia-ubuntu:~$ groups maria adm dialout cdrom plugdev lpadmin admin sambashare guest maria@marysia-ubuntu:~$