[CentOS] How to disable screen locking system-wide?

Thu Jan 20 16:41:03 UTC 2011
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Rudi Ahlers wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 20, 2011 at 3:47 PM, Jerry Franz <jfranz at freerun.com> wrote:
>> On 01/20/2011 02:55 AM, Rudi Ahlers wrote:
>> If you don't have full administrative access to the machine
>> *independent* of people's day-to-day login accounts you are doing it
>> wrong and need to hire a competent IT admin - because your current one
>> doesn't know what heck they are doing.
> Benjamin, I'm sorry to say this, but you're wrong!
> Sometimes you need to access a PC of a staff member who is busy with
> something right now. And I'm not talking about administrative access.
> Sure, I can access any PC via root login, and frankly for that matter
> I can also reset any user's password via root login.
> The message I'm trying to bring across is that users in the company
> shouldn't have passwords which admin doesn't know, or can't access.
> The PC's and data, well at least in our company, is the property of
> the company. Making it more difficult for an engineer to gain access
> to a user's PC automatically arises suspicion

I very strongly disagree with this, and agree with Benjamin. I do *not*
want anyone else knowing my password, and whenever I have to be there when
someone's entering a new one, I perform the Traditional Sysadmin
Admiration of the Ceiling while they do it. I can't see any reason to have
to know someone's password. If I need to be them, then going in as root,
and su - <username> will do it.