Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 539647
root authentication fails when user is desktop_admin_r
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:59:41 EST
Description of problem:
After adding my user to the desktop_admin_r group, root authentication via polkit no longer works
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. useradd -G desktop_admin_r chris
2. pkexec somecommand
Password dialog insists on a wrong password although it was entered correctly.
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.
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.