Bug 1125787 - system-config-samba-1.2.100-2.fc20.noarch will not start as non-root user
Summary: system-config-samba-1.2.100-2.fc20.noarch will not start as non-root user
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-samba
Version: 20
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nils Philippsen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-08-01 04:25 UTC by Dan Mossor [danofsatx]
Modified: 2015-06-29 21:53 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-06-29 21:53:14 UTC

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Description Dan Mossor [danofsatx] 2014-08-01 04:25:42 UTC
Description of problem:
When starting the Samba configuration utility as a non-root user, no attempt is made to either acquire root permissions or elevate the user. Unable to configure Samba unless you are root.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Samba and system-config-samba
2. Attempt to start Samba from the DE menu panel.
3. Attempt to start system-config-samba from the command line with sudo.

Actual results:
An window pops up with this error: The authorization needed for 'org.fedoraproject.config.samba.configure' could not be obtained. The application will exit now.

Expected results:
With wheel users, the application should start. With users not in wheel, should ask for password for sudo access. From command line, when started with sudo, should start with no further authentication interaction required.

Additional info:
system-config-samba is installed as a default package with the smb-server group. If the menu option is added to the user's menu, that user should be able to run the application. If normal users can't run s-c-samba, don't put it in the menu.

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