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I have a user which has no sudo rights. I have set the password for the user using cli. But when I logout and try to login again, the user is not asked for a passord and logs in as soon as the username is clicked in the GUI.

Has anyone faced this issue?

Using lightdm.

As part of troubleshooting I added a new user and set its password through GUI and when I logged in again I was asked for a password. But my 1st user could still login without a password.

Any insight is appreciated.

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Not sure where its located in 14.04 but if you go to Settings - Users and Groups then select the user that can login without a password and where it says Password click Change. In 16.04 there is a checkbox for Don't ask for password on login If that is checked .. uncheck it and that should take care of the problem

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