I thought this would be a common question but after searching for answers I couldn't find anything that addresses this exact problem.

Anyway, I have an administrative password, so every time I want to install an update or gain root privilege, I am asked to enter it. However, I want to set this password for logging in so other people can't access my account (which is the only account on my laptop). I went to: 'System Tools' > 'Users & Groups' and in the [Users Settings] window it is supposedly set like this 'Password: asked on login' But this is not the case because it never requests my password when I log in. How do I solve this?

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You should go to: 'System Tools' > 'Users & Groups' and check or uncheck Don't ask for password on login

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  • I done that already but it didn't work. There might just be a bug. Thanks for your help anyway.
    – Sea_Ocean
    Apr 16, 2016 at 13:56

From terminal:

sudo leafpad /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf



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