How do I add users without showing them in the welcome screen? I would like to add a user for ftp access but I don't need the person to show up in my elementary OS welcome screen. Same goes for my wife's account actually...


Add your user as usual in User Settings.

To hide a user named ftp, modify or create a file named


containing this:

  • Worked like a charm. But now the "power/settings/lock icon" in my top right corner is gone.
    – Morgan
    Oct 8 '15 at 17:44

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