Comment 5 for bug 1219337

Marc Deslauriers (mdeslaur) wrote :

This is by design. The policykit-desktop-privileges package contains a policykit file that allows administrative users to do so:

from /var/lib/polkit-1/localauthority/10-vendor.d/com.ubuntu.desktop.pkla:

[Setting the clock]
Identity=unix-group:admin;unix-group:sudo
Action=org.gnome.clockapplet.mechanism.*;org.gnome.controlcenter.datetime.config
ure;org.kde.kcontrol.kcmclock.save
ResultActive=yes