Selecting autologin should also disable lock in screensaver

Asked by IlarioGelmetti on 2021-01-13

What I did:
I just installed Ubuntu 20.04.1 and selected the Autologin option during the installation process.

What I expected:
I expecting to need the password just for administrative operations.

What I got instead:
Instead, once the screensaver went up the password was required.

Discussion:
The actual security provided by this lock is very limited as rebooting the machine is enough to access the (saved) data.
Do you think it would make sense to disable the locking at the screensaver if the autologin is selected?

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Solved by:
Manfred Hampl
Solved:
2021-01-14
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2021-01-14
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2021-01-14

Thanks @m-hampl for the fast answer!
To disable the locking is very easy in the Settings/Privacy/Screen lock, there's no problem with HOW to do it.

My question was whether Ubiquity should disable this at installation time if Autologin is selected.

Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #3

If you deem this an important missing feature, then please create a bug report.

Ok, thanks for the suggestion!
Here is the bug report/feature request:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+bug/1911648

Thanks Manfred Hampl, that solved my question.