Bug 447961 - polkit-gnome-authorization doesn't show beneficiaries
polkit-gnome-authorization doesn't show beneficiaries
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: PolicyKit-gnome (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-05-22 12:47 EDT by Edouard Bourguignon
Modified: 2013-03-05 22:55 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-05-23 02:13:34 EDT
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Description Edouard Bourguignon 2008-05-22 12:47:41 EDT
Description of problem:

The polkit-gnome-authorization GUI doesn't show all the users you granted to do
specific actions. They don't appear in the Explicit Authorizations list. And of
course when you try to grant a user which has already been granted you have this

** (polkit-gnome-authorization:3362): WARNING **: Error granting auth:
AuthorizationAlreadyExists: An authorization for uid 501 for the action
org.freedesktop.consolekit.system.stop-multiple-users with constraint '' already

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How reproducible:

Static. Only the current user seems to appear, even root can't see the existing
policies for all the users.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run polkit-gnome-authorization
2. grant some users on a specific action
Actual results:

Explicit Authorizations doesn't list anything but your current user granted

Expected results:

Explicit Authorizations should list users granted on the specific action.

Additional info:

If it's not a bug, how or which user is allowed to manage the policies for all
the users?

Files /var/lib/PolicyKit/user-xxx.auths are perfectly created by the GUI, and
the policies seem to apply.
Comment 1 Matthias Clasen 2008-05-22 17:27:45 EDT
There is a checkbox "Show authorizations for all users" below the list.
You need to check that to see all grants.
You have a point about the warning though.
Comment 2 Edouard Bourguignon 2008-05-23 02:13:34 EDT
ok, so the problem was: I need more coffee :)

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