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[New: openFATE 312547] No more auto log-in as default
Feature added by: Kim Leyendecker (openLHAG)

Feature #312547, revision 1
Title: No more auto log-in as default

openSUSE Distribution: Unconfirmed
Requester: Important

Requested by: Kim Leyendecker (openlhag)
Partner organization:

In the installer of openSUSE 11.4 (and I guess also in 11.3, 11.2 and 11.1) the
toolbox "log in with this user automaticly" or something like this is choosen
as default. That means, if you just click on "next" during installation, you
will auto log in with your user, when you start your system. This happens
without any password-check. This might be good for people who just want to work
with their PC and don´t think about the system. But it´s a big security risk.
Think of you got personal files on your harddrive, and your user is logged-in
automaticly. Now, other people can easy get access to your /home dir. They just
need to start your PC.

So, please, disable this by default!

Business case (Partner benefit): To drop a potential security lack

To care about the user´s security

openSUSE Feature:

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