Securing KDE Sessions

Martin Woolley sysadmin at
Thu Mar 16 15:31:23 GMT 2006

On Thursday 16 Mar 2006 15:01, Michael Thrift wrote:
> Hi,
>     I've searched around quite a bit, and I really can't find an answer
> for what I'm trying to do.  I'm running linux in a multi user
> environment, and I'm looking to lock down the kde desktop and prevent
> user customization.  How does one go about securing sessions in KDE?
> I'd like to configure a default session, and remove all customization
> options for users.  Ultimately, I'm look to remove the shutdown options
> from the confirmation dialog that comes up when a user goes to log out.
> I know how to do it on a per user basis, and I can do it globally, but I
> don't know how to prevent users from changing this in their session.
> Also, how does one go about removing all customization of a users session?

These references are a good place to start :

Our experiences are documented in our install logs.  Visit & scroll down to "locking down the desktop".  
For a note about wallpapers see "11/11/05"

To remove the shutdown option I think you need to change "AllowShutdown=" 
option in /etc/X11/xdm/kdmrc 

Martin Woolley
ICT Support
Handsworth Grammar School
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