Whenever I power up my system, I am automatically logged in. I never get prompted to type in my password. However, if I suspend the system (either from the power menu or by closing my laptop) I do get the password prompt.

In System Settings -> Security & Privacy -> Locking I have both options turned on.

How do I fix this? I expect a password prompt on power up.

System info

elementary OS 5.1.7 Hera
Built on Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS
Linux 4.15.0-151-generic
GTK 3.22.30

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If you go to System Settings -> User Accounts, and click your account, you'll see the option Log In automatically. Make sure it is disabled.

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NOTE: You'll need to click the enter image description here button in order to make changes to your account.

  • It is already disabled.
    – turnip
    Jul 27, 2021 at 10:51
  • Ok, this was a bit buggy but I disabled it, restarted, enabled it and then it worked as expected.
    – turnip
    Aug 4, 2021 at 9:46

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