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[Bug 1302491] Re: when autlogin with a timeout is used, it should be reapplied when the user logs out.


** Changed in: lightdm (Ubuntu Trusty)
       Status: In Progress => Fix Committed

** Branch linked: lp:ubuntu/trusty-proposed/lightdm

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  when autlogin with a timeout is used, it should be reapplied when the
  user logs out.

Status in Light Display Manager:
  Fix Released
Status in Light Display Manager 1.10 series:
  Fix Released
Status in “lightdm” package in Ubuntu:
  Fix Released
Status in “lightdm” source package in Trusty:
  Fix Committed
Status in “lightdm” source package in Utopic:
  Fix Released

Bug description:
  If LightDM is set up for timed login this only occurs on first login, i..e after a session logout timed login is not reattempted. This doesn't match the traditional behaviour of GDM. A common use case for timed login is kiosk setups where the greeter should never be displayed for any significant amount of time; this is currently impossible to set up with LightDM.

  [Test Case]
  1. Setup LightDM to do a timed login
  2. Wait for timeout
  (session starts)
  3. Log out of session
  Expected result:
  The session is started again after the timeout.
  Observed result:
  The greeter is show forever.

  [Regression potential]
  There is some risk that someone might have been relying on the existing behaviour. The assumption is that most timed login users would prefer the new behaviour. There is a small risk that these changes may have broken something else, this has been reduced by using the regression tests.

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