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[openFATE 306282] Restricted Guest Account
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  • Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 23:35:00 +0200 (CEST)
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Feature changed by: jpxviii jpxviii (jpxviii)
Feature #306282, revision 13
Title: Restricted Guest Account

openSUSE-11.2: Rejected by Stephan Kulow (coolo)
reject date: 2009-08-12 11:18:00
reject reason: no volunteer and only 5 votes.
Requester: Desirable
Projectmanager: Neutral

+ openSUSE-11.4: Unconfirmed
+ Priority
+ Requester: Desirable

Requested by: Stephan Binner (beineri)

openSUSE should support a "Guest" account with a temporary home
directory and restricted permissions (via AppArmor, like not being able
to start application with console privileges, looking into home
directories as "other" user etc.). An authenticated user has to
enable/start this user account. This could be either implemented with a
by default existing but inactivated user account (like Windows) or
temporary created user account via login manager/session switch applet
(like Ubuntu,

Use Case:
Allow to lend your laptop to someone else for quick email check,
surfing or playing music at a party.

#1: Michael Löffler (michl19) (2009-03-25 17:20:47)
This sounds to me more like a corner case. And I always like fate
request where even the requester doesn't stand really behind the
request (desirable)

#2: T. J. Brumfield (enderandrew) (2009-06-13 21:58:26)
I think this has some possibilities for "kiosk" use as well, though I
think a specialized live-CD is still the best way to go for a kiosk.

#3: Stephan Kulow (coolo) (2009-06-24 12:34:31)
sounds like a neat community project.

#4: John Shand (jshand2008) (2009-07-11 07:35:58)
This sounds like a great idea to implement.  Would prevent quite a few
issues of security blunders.

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