Enable/Disable Guest Session Account in Ubuntu(Linux)

Ubuntu Guest Session feature provides a convenient way with a high level of security to lend your computer to someone else. A guest cannot view the home folders of other users and by default any saved data or changed settings will be removed/reset at logout.

How to Enable/Disable Guest Session Account in Ubuntu(Linux) ?

  • Open your Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and type the following command then press “Enter”
    sudo gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
  • Now, Give your system password and press “Enter”
  • You will get a text editor with lightdm.conf file opened, Add the below line and save,
  • Restart you System

You have successfully disabled your guest session account, You can enable it just by removing those line from lightdm.conf

Thank You !!


SIVA SANKAR, Working as a Software Engineer, Blogging is my hobby. I completed my Bachelors of Engineering (Computer Science Engineering) in Chennai, India. and my Master of Engineering (Embedded System Technologies) in Tamilnadu, India.

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