Welcome to Ubuntu doesn't make as much sense if user isn't admin

Bug #1762195 reported by Jeremy Bicha on 2018-04-08
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-initial-setup (Ubuntu)
Low
Unassigned

Bug Description

The pages in the Welcome to Ubuntu wizard don't seem to apply very well if the user isn't an admin user.

GNOME Initial Setup's design is that it runs at first login for every user.

Pages
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1. Welcome (no problem)
2. Livepatch (requires admin)
3. Help improve Ubuntu (maybe it doesn't require admin? But is this setting per system or per user? If it's per system, then maybe it shouldn't be shown to non-admins any way.)
4. Get more apps (requires admin to install additional apps)
5. Ready to Go (no problem)
6. Launches Help to GNOME Getting Started (no problem)

Suggestions
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AccountsService has a D-Bus property AccountType that is set to 1 if the user is an admin.

1. GNOME's Initial Setup works for non-admin users because it has several features that are relevant to non-admins. We could at least include their Online Accounts page (LP: #1762192)

2. Skip Livepatch and "Help improve Ubuntu" if user isn't admin. The apps page does show installed snaps so maybe it's useful to non-admins. It's not like we hide the Software app from non-admins.

If we incorporate both those suggestions, the pages for non-admins are
1. Welcome
2. Online Accounts
3. Get more apps
4. Ready to Go
5. Launches Help to GNOME Getting Started

Robert Ancell (robert-ancell) wrote :

Agreed, we probably shouldn't show if we're not admin.

I'd expect the majority of systems to be single user with the user an admin, so this probably doesn't affect too many people.

Changed in gnome-initial-setup (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
importance: Undecided → Medium
importance: Medium → Low
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