Bug 493910

Summary: S-c-tools cleanup: port to PolicyKit
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Roman Rakus <rrakus>
Component: system-config-keyboardAssignee: Lubomir Rintel <lkundrak>
Status: NEW --- QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: rawhideCC: jreznik, lkundrak, tsmetana
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Description Roman Rakus 2009-04-03 06:13:04 EDT
Description of problem:
It's not a good approach to let system config tool runn
under superuser account - it's a security risk. Instead
each tools which needs users privileges should be divided
to two parts - one which serves as privileged backend
running on demand and user interface that can ask for
privileged action over message bus (and ask password if 
needed). Once action is approved by PolicyKit, it can be
processed.

Every tool should be ported to use PolicyKit.

How reproducible:
Steps to Reproduce

Actual results:
System config tool has to be run under superuser account.

Expected results
System config tool is not runned under superuser account
and asks for privileged access. 

Additional info
Look at https://fedorahosted.org/python-slip/