aplications is not requesting authorization when running via vnc

Sérgio Basto sergio at serjux.com
Fri Jun 8 19:26:39 UTC 2012


On Sex, 2012-06-08 at 11:34 -0600, Kevin Fenzi wrote: 
> 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. 

VNC have same ACLs as a local session.

> I suppose someone could write up how to get polkit 

Yes, that is what I'm looking for, someone help me out ?  

> 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). 

Yes, I know and I understand is correct as default behavior, as
workaround I also could start a KDE session as root (allowing root start
sessions in kdm.conf), but I would prefer use my user configurations. 

Thanks,
-- 
Sérgio M. B.



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