Authenticate to perform admin tasks [$100]

Bug #825930 reported by Daniel Fore on 2011-08-13
This bug affects 21 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone

Bug Description

If I try to move, rename, paste, etc into folders I don't have permission to mess with, Marlin should ask me to authenticate and then perform those tasks.

Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2011-08-13
summary: - Authenticate to preform admin tasks
+ Authenticate to perform admin tasks
Changed in marlin:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist

Do we really want the users to be able to move the system files?

Changed in marlin:
status: New → Triaged
status: Triaged → New
Daniel Fore (danrabbit) wrote :

IMHO, it's better than running Marlin as root and not everyone is comfortable making changes in terminal.

xapantu (xapantu) on 2011-08-25
Changed in marlin:
status: New → Triaged

Marlin uses gvfs, right? If we could implement policykit in gvfs, a lot of applications would benifit from it: Gedit (if you modify a text file you don't have permission to), Gimp (if you modify a wallpaper in /usr/share/wallpapers etc) and many other Gnome applications. I'm not sure if GNOME wants this feature since they probably don't believe the average user needs this. We either have to convince them, or we could fork gvfs and make our own.

Here's a bug report on GNOME bugzilla concidering this:

Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2012-05-07
no longer affects: marlin
Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2012-05-07
Changed in pantheon-files:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
Cody Garver (codygarver) on 2012-08-12
tags: added: administrator-actions
Changed in pantheon-files:
status: New → Confirmed
Lewis Goddard (lewisgoddard) wrote :

While this bug has lacked significant activity, it is obviously still relevant. It now has a $100 bounty on bountysource.

tags: added: bounty
summary: - Authenticate to perform admin tasks
+ Authenticate to perform admin tasks [$100]
Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2015-03-26
Changed in pantheon-files:
milestone: none → loki-beta1
Daniel Fore (danrabbit) wrote :

Okay, news on this. Cosimo is actually landing polkit support for GVFS soon. So that makes it very simple for us to just opt-in here by presenting a menu item for this functionality

Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2016-02-03
Changed in pantheon-files:
milestone: loki-beta1 → none
Daniel Fore (danrabbit) on 2016-08-15
Changed in pantheon-files:
milestone: none → loki+1-beta1
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