William Jon McCann
mccann at jhu.edu
Mon Aug 20 16:26:02 UTC 2007
On 8/20/07, Jeremy Katz <katzj at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-08-18 at 12:14 -0400, Ray Strode wrote:
> > > I would prefer to just disable the root login in gdm.
> > It makes sense to do outside of the desktop livecd spin, too. Root
> > login has never really worked right. For instance, you can't lock your
> > screen.
> > Anyway, building a gdm package into koji now to disable it.
> So if we're going to do this, we also should think a bit about the path
> how users get created to ensure that people don't end up in a situation
> where they've installed and only have a root account but end up at gdm.
Even bigger picture, you may be able to identify at least different
use cases: 1) some things may be done by default 2) nothing may be
done by default. One way of thinking about the first case is that it
is like when you visit amazon.com. You don't have to login to amazon
to look at products. You are basically just a guest and have the
default experience. Once you identify yourself you get a customized
experience. And it remembers you when you come back or until you
click "If you are not Jon then click here." The second case is
basically the traditional enterprise deny first scheme that we use
It may be that outside of institutions the first case is more appropriate.
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