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

Thu Jan 20 20:53:14 UTC 2011
Lamar Owen <lowen at pari.edu>

On Thursday, January 20, 2011 03:11:00 pm Mike McCarty wrote:
> That does not preclude access to the machine's content. Anyone
> with root access should be able to do that. You shouldn't
> have to log in AS THAT USER in order to access the computer's
> content.

Although I have seen in the case of Windows, installed to NTFS, and set with 'make your files private' when you first set up a password, that if even if you log in as Administrator you can't necessarily see all users' files, at least not through file sharing.  It has been a long time since I've put that to the test on the local console.

Makes it a pain to do whole machine virus scans from the Administrator account, and makes it a bigger pain to do backups using the semi-documented $ shares when file sharing is enabled in the firewall.

I've never experienced that on Linux, but it is possible to set up the SELinux policy in a way that 'ordinary' root can't do everything, that you have to be in a different context.