Bug 1478345

Summary: Repeated authentication requests in remote session
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Ian Collier <imc>
Component: seahorseAssignee: Matthias Clasen <mclasen>
Status: NEW --- QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: 30CC: capitalist_dog, debarshir, eric, fedora2018q2, gnome-sig, jsluoma, klember, knud.skrald, ludovic.rousseau+fedoraproject, mclasen, nmavrogi, ossman, patdung100, rkudyba, rrelyea, stefw, twilkins, unixi, vorpal
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Description Ian Collier 2017-08-04 11:29:00 UTC
When we install Fedora 26, pcsc-lite gets installed along with coolkey and
opensc (I don't know why and I'm going to exclude them in future, but that's
not the point).

If I log in to a F26 machine remotely and start a VNC server containing a
GNOME session, then this appears in the centre of the screen:

 Authentication is required to access the PC/SC daemon

When cancelled, this just comes back again and again, so the session is

Comment 1 Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos 2017-08-04 11:59:55 UTC
You have to find which gnome component prints that. Some part of your desktop tries to communicate with the smart card repeatedly when you login, and that's why you get that popup.

Comment 2 Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos 2017-08-04 14:56:36 UTC
Please re-assign to the VNC server component as there is not much we can do here.

Comment 3 Pierre Ossman 2017-09-11 15:07:46 UTC
I did some debugging and I found that it is seahorse that is triggering this. So I suggest reassigning it there.

Comment 4 Pierre Ossman 2017-09-12 13:51:28 UTC
Apparently not all of them come from seahorse. A bunch at login seem to be generated by gnome-settings-daemon as well. :/

Comment 5 Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos 2017-09-12 14:13:45 UTC
There must be some gnome component/library that generates such requests.

Comment 6 fednuc 2017-12-16 18:00:25 UTC
This also started cropping up on a local F27 GNOME Wayland session recently, when opening the overview and typing a couple of characters to search.

In this case, I see two prompts; after cancelling both I don't see any more for while in the overview, or for a while afterwards.

If I wait a while, then open the overview and search again, the prompts appear again (but this doesn't happen if I open the overview again immediately after seeing them the previous time).

I've removed pcsc-lite (and the depending coolkey, opensc and pcsc-lite-ccid) packages, since apart from anything else it's a desktop with no SC reader...

Regardless, this prompt definitely shouldn't show up when searching the overview (!)

Maybe this has to do with a search provider in my case???

Comment 7 Fedora End Of Life 2018-02-20 15:23:50 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 28 development cycle.
Changing version to '28'.

Comment 8 Tim Wilkinson 2018-11-27 16:09:08 UTC
I see the same in F29 VNC.

Comment 9 BugMasta 2019-04-03 11:40:51 UTC
I'm getting this on Fedora 29, in VNC session (xfce), as soon as I open Chrome browser.

It's incredibly annoying.

The Window title says "Authentication Required - PolicyKit1 KDE Agent"
Action ID is: org.debian.pcsc-lite.access_pcsc

I had policykit authentication agent disabled in xfce session settings, to avoid shit like this, but somehow its back, after upgrades.

Comment 10 Prarit Bhargava 2019-04-29 19:31:56 UTC
This (annoying) behaviour can be stopped by doing

systemctl stop pcscd.socket
systemctl stop pcscd
systemctl disable pcscd.socket
systemctl disable pcscd.service

At least that WORKSFORME.


Comment 11 Ben Cotton 2019-05-02 19:37:52 UTC
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Comment 12 Ben Cotton 2019-05-28 23:57:56 UTC
Fedora 28 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2019-05-28. Fedora 28 is
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Comment 13 RobbieTheK 2019-06-14 15:51:45 UTC
This is happening on Fedora 30, and Firefox can this be reopened?

Comment 14 capitalist_dog 2019-07-03 21:49:32 UTC
(In reply to RobbieTheK from comment #13)
> This is happening on Fedora 30, and Firefox can this be reopened?

I'm also getting this in Fedora 30 w/ Firefox and a few other apps.

Comment 15 James Boyle 2019-07-08 20:41:20 UTC
I'm experiencing the issue as well on Fedora 30 with firefox-67.0.4-1.fc30.x86_64, pcsc-lite-1.8.25-1.fc30.x86_64, and kernel 5.1.16-300.fc30.x86_64.

Comment 16 Juha Luoma 2019-07-09 07:41:04 UTC
Here too, using freshly installed Fedora 30 via vnc, lxde desktop. On Firefox start it prompts for password. Disabling pcsc works as a workaround for me as in my use case I do not need that support.

Comment 17 Ian Collier 2019-07-09 09:19:02 UTC
Reopening on the basis of the above comments.

Comment 18 Knud Christiansen 2019-09-21 15:02:38 UTC
Same issue here with F30 KDE desktop, opening Seamonkey in VNC session

Remove opensc package is sufficient to stop the "noise"