Bug 539647 - root authentication fails when user is desktop_admin_r
root authentication fails when user is desktop_admin_r
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: polkit (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-11-20 14:06 EST by Christoph Wickert
Modified: 2013-03-05 22:59 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-11-20 16:24:27 EST
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Description Christoph Wickert 2009-11-20 14:06:04 EST
Description of problem:
After adding my user to the desktop_admin_r group, root authentication via polkit no longer works

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. useradd -G desktop_admin_r chris
2. pkexec somecommand
Actual results:
Password dialog insists on a wrong password although it was entered correctly.

Expected results:
Adding a user to an additional group should not result in a spurious password error. It must still be possible to get additional privileges after provding the pw. If this is not yet implemented, I suggest to remove the esktop_admin_r group to avoid confusion.
Comment 1 Christoph Wickert 2009-11-20 16:24:27 EST
There was another user still in the desktop_admin_r group, but the authentication dialog didn't show the dropdown to select the user. After restarting polkitd everything works as expected, so I close this NOTABUG.

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