Prompt for credential when it shouldn't

Bug #1800715 reported by Sebastien Bacher on 2018-10-30
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
bolt (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

* Impact

Devices should be approved without password prompting for logged in admin users but they are not today because the code looks a 'wheel' as being the admin group.

* Test case
- log into a Ubuntu/GNOME session with an admin user
- connect an USB-C device

the device should be accepted without prompting (the result can be checked with the boltctl command or in the thunderbolt g-c-c section)

- do the same test with a non admin user, it should be prompted for a password

* Regression potentiel

Check that device auth works for admin and non admin users

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

The issue has been fixed in cosmic, the fix is being SRUed to bionic now

Changed in bolt (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Fix Released

Hello Sebastien, or anyone else affected,

Accepted bolt into bionic-proposed. The package will build now and be available at in a few hours, and then in the -proposed repository.

Please help us by testing this new package. See for documentation on how to enable and use -proposed.Your feedback will aid us getting this update out to other Ubuntu users.

If this package fixes the bug for you, please add a comment to this bug, mentioning the version of the package you tested and change the tag from verification-needed-bionic to verification-done-bionic. If it does not fix the bug for you, please add a comment stating that, and change the tag to verification-failed-bionic. In either case, details of your testing will help us make a better decision.

Further information regarding the verification process can be found at . Thank you in advance!

Changed in bolt (Ubuntu Bionic):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed verification-needed-bionic
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