1

Is it normal that tomcat user created in tomcat setup to be seen in login screen? Is there a way to hide that from login screen?

3
  • The tomcat user should be a system user not a normal one. Please post the like to the installation steps – George Udosen Apr 9 '17 at 12:49
  • these are the steps I followed link – Hashan Darshana Apr 9 '17 at 13:42
  • It's a bug as answered below... – George Udosen Apr 9 '17 at 14:02
2

This appears to be a bug. The tomcat user is a system account and not a user account. There is now way that it should be displayed on your login screen. I had a similar issue when I installed KVM. It listed "Libvirt Qemu" as a user on login screen. The issue was reported as a bug on launchpad:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libvirt/+bug/1672112

If you get annoyed by a particular user appearing on your login screen. You can see the following post to hide a user from login/welcome screen

How do I hide a particular user from the login screen?

2
  • Was able to hide the tomcat user using the info available on thread. Thanks – Hashan Darshana Apr 9 '17 at 14:03
  • You're welcome. Glad I could help. – Noisy_Botnet Apr 9 '17 at 17:32
2

This is how I fixed mine on Ubuntu 16.04:

  1. Change UID to a value lower than 1000 so user will be hidden by lightdm:

    sudo usermod -u 998 tomcat
    
  2. Do same for group id - GID"

    sudo groupmod -g 998 tomcat
    
  3. Since tomcat won't have access to the /opt/tomcat modify or reset ownership:

    sudo chgrp -R tomcat /opt/tomcat
    
  4. Please note that in step 1 above terminal will display process id that used by tomcat. Kill them and start from step 1:

    sudo kill -9 <process_id>
    

Note:

You can get the tomcat process id's with:

ps -eLo pid,ppid,stat,euser | grep tomcat

And the new UID I used id purely random pick that which is ok by you.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.