are you annoyed by frequent password prompts?
Daniel J Walsh
dwalsh at redhat.com
Wed Sep 11 12:53:24 UTC 2013
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On 09/11/2013 03:10 AM, Dhiru Kholia wrote:
> In FESCo ticket #1115, it was decided to modify the privilege escalation
> policy in order to allow local, active, admin user to update/remove/etc
> signed software without requiring a password.
> At this point, such an user can do "pkcon install <package>" to install
> packages without being prompted for the password.
> In FESCo ticket #1117, it was decided to extend this policy to potentially
> cover other privileged operations. At this point, "we" are looking for more
> use cases. Lot of such use cases are already listed on the following page,
> Here is a sample use case; ability to launch my own VMs using virt-manager
> without authenticating every time.
> Do *you* have a use case of your own? Here is your chance to get rid of
> those password prompts for your own use case!
> Please *note* that these policies can be modified locally (or disabled
> altogether) to fit different situations. An option to *specifically* enable
> or disable such privilege escalation policy can be given at the install
> time or / and run-time. Thoughts?
> Also *note* that the goal of this email (and the ticket in general) is to
> promote brainstorming at this point. I'm not saying or promising that "we"
> are going to do everything you guys demand.
> Some of you may find http://tinyurl.com/linus-printer to be relevant here.
> FESCo Tickets ==============
> Bugzilla Links ==============
Is the policy as far as installing packages on getting them from a signed repo
or does it allow me to install a random package I download from the internet.
Signed Repo not a bad idea. Random crap from the internet not a good idea.
Since firefox can out and crab stuff to install, and I would never no.
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