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Fedora 20: Hide specific users from login screen

asked 2013-12-25 02:31:43 -0500

Ilia Rostovtsev gravatar image

updated 2014-09-28 17:43:45 -0500

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I tried different methods but couldn't find settings, that would work and let me hide specific users from login screen. Also would be fine to hide all users (manually created) with UID/GID lower than 1000!

How can I do it?

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answered 2013-12-25 02:55:30 -0500

Ilia Rostovtsev gravatar image

I managed to achieve what I wanted by giving UID/GID, 23 and 24 to the needed users.

I think by default everything that is lower than 100 is hidden. Editing /etc/gdm/custom.conf didn't work for me.

This solution has worked fine for me!

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I confirm that the solutions works. Actually, it's any user whose UID is less than 1000 that is not shown (GID may be whatever you want). Thanks.

gsdefender gravatar imagegsdefender ( 2014-08-12 07:21:02 -0500 )edit

answered 2014-08-12 17:38:06 -0500

chriswhat21 gravatar image

updated 2014-08-12 17:38:56 -0500

According to archlinux wiki, if you open


and add/change this line


it should hide the user from GDM. I just tested and it works here on Fedora 20. Should be the same as changing the UID to < 1000, without changing file ownership.

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Confirmed, it works on Fedora 20. I think it is a better solution than managing UID/GID.

riddler gravatar imageriddler ( 2014-08-26 12:31:21 -0500 )edit

Works on Fedora 22 too :-)

PiotrAF gravatar imagePiotrAF ( 2015-08-31 08:04:23 -0500 )edit

tks @chriswhat21, it works on Fedora 27

bfurtado gravatar imagebfurtado ( 2018-02-09 12:58:00 -0500 )edit

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