Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 834233
Requires password of disabled (no password) administrator account
Last modified: 2013-07-23 04:31:50 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #831592 +++
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):
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
It asks for password of the administrator account, which there is none, you won't be able to unlock the settings
Skips the disabled account and asks for root, or another password of another account
Would be great if polkit asked, against which user does one wish to authenticate instead of forcing lowest UID
Thanks for your report.
What exactly do you mean by "disable the administrator account"?
> Would be great if polkit asked, against which user does one wish to authenticate instead of forcing lowest UID
This is a gnome-shell behavior (/usr/share/gnome-shell/js/ui/components/polkitAgent.js), please file a separate bug.
Users -> Select any user -> Click the password -> Menu pops up -> Click the dropdown menu. Now there are three options about when to change password. There used to be a fourth option "Disable account" which is gone now, at least for the only administrator account. it is still present for regular user accounts. I guess this can be closed as CURRENTRELEASE