aplications is not requesting authorization when running via vnc

Kevin Fenzi kevin at scrye.com
Fri Jun 8 17:34:29 UTC 2012

On Fri, 08 Jun 2012 12:52:30 +0100
Sérgio Basto <sergio at serjux.com> wrote:

> Help !
> -------- Forwarded Message -------- 
> me: I see, that we got this active=no (or =FALSE) problem with other
> cases me: like my remote server, where I need to work with vnc . 
> Kevin: VNC has always been considered a remote session and thus not
> eligible for Kevin: active session ACLs. See e.g.:
> Kevin: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=711719
> Kevin: (where the bug isn't really that ACLs aren't given out, but
> that the printer- Kevin: applet reacts to it with an uncaught Python
> exception).
> me: Hi, many thanks for your reply ! , 
> me: Well how put my vnc with active ACLs ? I need it . ( I have root
> on me: machine :) ) 

VNC simply doesn't get the same acls as a local session. 

I'm not sure what action you are looking for here. 

I suppose someone could write up how to get polkit to do that, but as
noted in the bug that may not be a very safe mode to run. 
(Then your remote vnc user could access things like webcams,
microphones, etc). 


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