Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 447961
polkit-gnome-authorization doesn't show beneficiaries
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:55:56 EST
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
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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
Explicit Authorizations doesn't list anything but your current user granted
Explicit Authorizations should list users granted on the specific action.
If it's not a bug, how or which user is allowed to manage the policies for all
Files /var/lib/PolicyKit/user-xxx.auths are perfectly created by the GUI, and
the policies seem to apply.
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.
ok, so the problem was: I need more coffee :)