Hide / Disable Guest / Remote Login on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr

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This Article will show you how to Hide or Disable Guest Login and Remote Login from Login Screen of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr.

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr on First day of its release, As of now, Not a single crash took place which is great indication of Stability. I noticed few LightDM related changes in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr.

In previous versions of Ubuntu like 13.04 and 13.10 there was “/usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm-set-defaults” command, By using this command you can Disable / Enable / Hide / Show Guest Login or Remote login by executing on command prompt but in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr this command doesn’t exist. But not to worry, I managed to do it by editing / updating lightDM configuration.

To Disable / Hide Guest Login / Remote Login, Following steps will help you :

1. Mandatory : root access or sudo access equivalent to root.

2. /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf doesn’t exist by default on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr, So we have to create it as per our requirement.
2.1 Execute following command :

 root@tejas-barot-linux:~$ sudo touch /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

2.2 Add following contents to /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf , Save and Exit from file.


 => sudo vi /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
 [SeatDefaults]
 greeter-show-remote-login=false
 allow-guest=false
Guest_Remote_Login_Ubuntu

Guest_Remote_Login_Ubuntu

3. Now restart your system and You will not be able to see Guest / Remote Login on Login Screen.

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