Bug 984289 - virsh is unusable from ssh or non-graphical environment under default polkit setup
virsh is unusable from ssh or non-graphical environment under default polkit ...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 872166
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libvirt (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2013-07-14 09:58 EDT by David Gibson
Modified: 2013-07-15 16:03 EDT (History)
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Description David Gibson 2013-07-14 09:58:05 EDT
Description of problem:

The default configuration of authentication between polkit and libvirt makes virsh unusable from an ssh session or text console where it does not have access to a desktop environment's polkit agent.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in on a text console, or ssh to localhost
2. virsh -c qemu:///system list

Actual results:

$ virsh -c qemu:///system list
error: failed to connect to the hypervisor
error: no valid connection
error: authentication failed: polkit: polkit\56retains_authorization_after_challenge=1
Authorization requires authentication but no agent is available.

Expected results:

Some means of authenticating to allow virsh to continue.
Comment 1 Cole Robinson 2013-07-15 16:03:58 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 872166 ***

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