Bug 1476101 - polkit agent ignores ldap/kerberos admin credentials and prompts for local admin user [NEEDINFO]
polkit agent ignores ldap/kerberos admin credentials and prompts for local ad...
Status: NEW
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: polkit (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Miloslav Trmač
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2017-07-27 23:39 EDT by James H (Jim) Bills
Modified: 2017-07-28 16:15 EDT (History)
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Edited vestion of ps -Hef while running `systemctl restart NetworkManager'. (4.13 KB, text/plain)
2017-07-27 23:39 EDT, James H (Jim) Bills
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Description James H (Jim) Bills 2017-07-27 23:39:10 EDT
Created attachment 1305769 [details]
Edited vestion of ps -Hef while running `systemctl restart NetworkManager'.

Description of problem:

When I login with an administrative account (in the wheel group) having only ldap/kerberos credentials (myacct) and attempt to run program that require administrative privileges via polkit helper agent (systemctl restart ..., yumex-dnf), I am prompted for a local user with administrative privilege (luser) password instead of my ldap/kerberos privileges (myacct).

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

polkit-qt -0.112.0-9.fc26.x86_64


How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Login in as and administrative (in wheel group) user with ldap/kerberos  credentials into a gnome session.
2. Run a program that uses polkit to acquire privilege.

# Who I am, supplied by ldap/kerberos.
$ whoami
# My groups, supplied by ladp/kerberos.
$ groups myacct
myacct : users desktop_admin_r wheel ldap develop mock myacct wireshark named
# The loacl users groups.
$ groups luser
luser : users wheel luser
# Run a program that uses polkit to gain privelege.
$ systemctl restart wpa_supplicant

Actual results:

Prompted for the local user (luser) password.

Expected results:

To be prompted for my login user (myacct) password.

Additional info:

Work around for command line application (systemctl restart ...):  run using sudo or provide the local user password.

Work around for an graphical application (yumex-dnf):  provide the local user password.
Comment 1 Miloslav Trmač 2017-07-28 16:15:37 EDT
Thanks for your report.

This might be bug #1214026. Does the LDAP server allow listing group members?  (I guess, does (getent group wheel) list myacct?)

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