Bug 1074 - add other ways to get the permission to configure
: add other ways to get the permission to configure
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
: Sisyphus
(All bugs in Sisyphus/consolehelper)
: unstable
: all Linux
: P4 enhancement
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Reported: 2002-07-12 12:57 by
Modified: 2010-07-20 14:25 (History)


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Description From 2002-07-12 12:57:50
Now the only way that is suggested by consolehelper to get the permission to
perform a privileged operation (probably a kindd of system configuration) is to
enter the root\'s password.

1. sudo is a popular way to manage administration permissions. So I suggest to
add another option: \"Use sudo\" to the consolehelper\'s menu
(appears only if sudo is installed).

2. Often a user needs some change in the system he uses, but he doesn\'t have
the permission to do this. When he tries to configure something, he comes
across the \"root password\" prompt of consolehelper. He may want to
communicater his wish (what he wanted to change) to the system administrator;
so I suggest to add one more option to consolehelper menu: \"Send a
request to the admin\", which will invoke a mailer and provide the user a
quick way to compose a message to the admin. (I think, the admin should be able
to disbale this feature.)

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consolehelper-0.2.1-alt2
------- Comment #1 From 2009-04-21 00:36:38 -------
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------- Comment #2 From 2010-07-20 14:25:46 -------
(In reply to comment #0)
> Now the only way that is suggested by consolehelper to get the permission to
> perform a privileged operation (probably a kindd of system configuration) is
> to enter the root\'s password.

This statement is not correct.  The user whose authentication to check is
specified by a USER= option in appropriate /etc/security/console.apps/* file.
By default, if no USER= option is specified, the user invoked consolehelper
will be tried to authenticate.