Bug 831592 - Requires password of disabled (no password) administrator account
Summary: Requires password of disabled (no password) administrator account
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: polkit-gnome   
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Version: 17
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
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Assignee: Dan Mashal
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: 834233
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-06-13 11:42 UTC by Tomas Jamrisko
Modified: 2013-07-31 23:28 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-07-31 23:27:57 UTC
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Description Tomas Jamrisko 2012-06-13 11:42:16 UTC
Description of problem:

Trying to escalate rigts of a standard account results in polkit asking for administrator password of a disabled account -> no escalation possible

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Go to User Accounts
2. Make sure you have at least one standard account (in which you are logged in) and one administrator account
3. Disable the only administrator account
4. Lock and try to unlock the settings again
Actual results:

It asks for password of the administrator account, which there is none, you won't be able to unlock the settings

Expected results:

Skips the disabled account and asks for root, or another password of another account

Additional info:

Would be great if polkit asked, against which user does one wish to authenticate instead of forcing lowest UID

Comment 2 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2013-03-06 12:22:55 UTC
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.

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