Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 487491
RFE: support for sudo-style authentication
Last modified: 2009-04-01 04:04:55 EDT
Description of problem:
This 'bug' is actually a request for enhancement (this cannot be chosen in the 'severity' box) and is set the component to system-config-soundcard because that is one of the apps that is affected by the enhancement although all system-config-* apps show the behavior.
What I ask for is a possibility to define users with administration rights. When I want to use a dialog like system-config-soundcard I should be able to authenticate for system-wide changes by typing in my users' password instead of that of the root user.
In distributions that use gksu there is a possibility to let it behave like gksudo by setting a gconf key. Basically this is the feature I am explaining here. However Fedora isn't using gksudo for the system-config-* apps.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start one of the system-config-* apps.
System requests root user's password.
System should ask for user's password if configured so (e.g. through gconf or config file setting).
I hope this feature isn't already present somewhere. I asked for this in some forums already but either my problem was misunderstood or nobody knew an answer.
I also have no idea how dialog authentication works in fedora. I am willing to look into this issue myself if you could give me some pointers.
Unfortunately system-config-soundcard has been removed from fedora times ago. Please post your request to fedora-devel list or choose another component for your RFE.
Closing as CANTFIX. Please consider the possibilities from #1