From OGPC - One Geek Per Classroom
LTSP uses the accounts created for the server system.
To add an account log into the server system with an account capable of acting as administrator.
From the System Menu select Administration, then Users and Groups
Click on Click to make changes and enter your password.
Now Add User:
Set the Profile to Unpriveleged.
Generate a random password, we'll reset it in a minute (the GUI will not allow the sort of simple passwords that you probably want to use).
Next some command-line magic. This should be scripted and/or skel-etonised but this will do for now:
sprinkmeier@lego:~$ sudo passwd harry Enter new UNIX password: Retype new UNIX password: passwd: password updated successfully sprinkmeier@lego:~$ su - harry Password: harry@lego:~$ mkdir Desktop harry@lego:~$ cd Desktop/ harry@lego:~/Desktop$ cp /home/ctk/Desktop/* . harry@lego:~/Desktop$
The password is reset. Unlike the GUI you can set whatever password you want. The copy command initialises the desktop with a few icons to run some of the programs we'll use later
All files end up one the LTSP server and should be covered by that server's backup procedure.