How to Enable or Disable Automatic Log in to Ubuntu Linux

This post describes steps you can take disable or enable users to automatically sign in without typing password in Ubuntu Linux.

Ubuntu Linux is a secured operating system. It allows a user to set a personal account and protect it with a password.

Ubuntu Linux will boot up to a login screen which helps protect your PC from others. Someone will need to know your password before they are allowed to sign into your account.

You can change your settings so that you are automatically logged in to your account when you start up your computer. When you enable this, you’ll not need to type password every time you start up your computer.

Below is how to set up Ubuntu Linux to automatically log you in without typing passwords.

How to automatically sign into Ubuntu without password

As describes above, you can change your settings so that you are automatically logged in to your account when Ubuntu Linux starts up. When you enable this, you’ll not need to type password every time you start up your computer.

Below is how to set up your account to log in automatically.

Ubuntu Linux has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating, all can be done from the System Settings panel.

Alternatively, click on the System menu at the top-right corner of the top bar on your desktop.

On the System menu, select Settings as highlighted below.

In the Settings app, click on Users tile to open the panel.

In the System Settings -> Users settings panel, select the user account that you want to log in to automatically at startup.

Press Unlock in the top right corner and type in your password when prompted.

Next, switch the Automatic Login switch to On or Off to enable or disable automatic log in.

When you next start up your computer, you will be logged in automatically.

That should do it! You can now close the Settings app.

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to enable or disable user to automatically log in to Ubuntu Linux. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

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