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I created a new user account without a password.

I later used the GUI and Terminal methods to add a password to this new account. I have tried several time with reboots, logout/login after adding the new password both from the root/administrator account and even this new user account.

The user still does not need to enter a password at the login screen.

Any next steps / ideas ?

Thanks

  • Can you include the output of the terminal command getent group nopasswdlogin please? – steeldriver Aug 9 '14 at 2:05
  • nopasswdlogin:x:119:username – WRAP2 Aug 9 '14 at 2:25
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It looks like username belongs to the nopasswdlogin group, which means that only the name is required to log in, regardless of whether a password is actually set for the account (note: this is not the same as autologin - which bypasses the login screen altogether).

You should be able to just remove the user from the group e.g. with terminal command

sudo gpasswd --delete username nopasswdlogin
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When logged in as the user, go to

System Settings > User Accounts > My Account

and make sure "Automatic Login" is set to "OFF".

  • Automatic Login is set to OFF – WRAP2 Aug 9 '14 at 2:25

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