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How do I hide a particular user from the login screen on a default install of 11.10 and higher? (ie. using Unity Greeter)?

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If your system uses AccountsService, you can not hide a user from the greeter screen by reconfiguring lightdm because it defers to AccountsService. That is stated very clearly in the comments in /etc/lightdm/users.conf.

What you need to do instead is to reconfigure AccountsService.

To hide a user named XXX, create a file named


containing two lines:


If the file already exists, make sure you append the SystemAccount=true line to the [User] section.

The change takes effect after reloading AccountsService:

sudo systemctl restart accounts-daemon.service

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