Bug 75234 - Authenication keys are activated for root user??
Authenication keys are activated for root user??
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: usermode (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jindrich Novy
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Reported: 2002-10-05 15:29 EDT by Shane R. Stixrud
Modified: 2013-07-02 18:57 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: 1.77-1
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Last Closed: 2005-01-20 08:36:26 EST
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Description Shane R. Stixrud 2002-10-05 15:29:59 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.1) Gecko/20020830

Description of problem:
It seems that the new RedHat 8.0 authenication function (which grants access to
normal users to do administrative tasks) activates even when running gnome as root.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Login as root.
2.Run a program like redhat-config-xfree86
3.Notice that the authenication keys have appeared on the pannel.

Actual Results: Program runs that is not needed.

Expected Results:  For authenication no to be needed for the root user.
Additional info:
Comment 1 Havoc Pennington 2002-10-05 16:34:52 EDT
(Note that logging in to the full GUI as root is not recommended.)
Comment 2 Jindrich Novy 2005-01-12 05:08:31 EST
The icon is no more appearing when logged as root. Fixed in CVS.
Comment 3 Jindrich Novy 2005-01-20 08:36:26 EST
and now built.

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