Network Manager permissions issue

Bug #1886336 reported by Jim! on 2020-07-05
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network-manager (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Description: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Release: 20.04

network-manager:
  Installed: 1.22.10-1ubuntu2.1
  Candidate: 1.22.10-1ubuntu2.1
  Version table:
 *** 1.22.10-1ubuntu2.1 500
        500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal-updates/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     1.22.10-1ubuntu1 500
        500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu focal/main amd64 Packages

Having recently updated from 19.19 to 20.04, I am now unable to add/edit any connections. When I try, a dialogue box pops up saying;

"Failed to activate {SSID}
Not authorized to control networking."

I have spent some time trawling the web but no obvious solution was found, but one post mentioned "nmcli g permissions" which I tried as user and using sudo.

User output;

PERMISSION VALUE
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.enable-disable-network no
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.enable-disable-wifi no
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.enable-disable-wwan no
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.enable-disable-wimax no
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.sleep-wake no
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.network-control auth
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.wifi.share.protecte d no
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.wifi.share.open no
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.settings.modify.sys tem no
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.settings.modify.own auth
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.settings.modify.hos tname auth
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.settings.modify.glo bal-dns auth
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.reload auth
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.checkpoint-rollback auth
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.enable-disable-statistics no
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.enable-disable-connectivity-check no
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.wifi.scan unknown

Sudo output;

org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.enable-disable-network yes
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.enable-disable-wifi yes
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.enable-disable-wwan yes
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.enable-disable-wimax yes
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.sleep-wake yes
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.network-control yes
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.wifi.share.protecte d yes
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.wifi.share.open yes
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.settings.modify.sys tem yes
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.settings.modify.own yes
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.settings.modify.hos tname yes
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.settings.modify.glo bal-dns yes
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.reload yes
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.checkpoint-rollback yes
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.enable-disable-statistics yes
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.enable-disable-connectivity-check yes
org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.wifi.scan unknown

Now it seems to me that I should have more permissions as a user.

I have checked what the User output is when you boot into the live ISO and it has all the same permissions as the Sudo output shown above. So my guess would be that this is what myproblem is.

How can I fix these permission issues as a workaround while you investigate this bug.

Thanks.

Jim!

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 20.04
Package: network-manager 1.22.10-1ubuntu2.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.4.0-40.44-generic 5.4.44
Uname: Linux 5.4.0-40-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu27.3
Architecture: amd64
CasperMD5CheckResult: skip
CurrentDesktop: KDE
Date: Sun Jul 5 19:07:19 2020
IfupdownConfig:
 # interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
 auto lo
 iface lo inet loopback
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-10-13 (1361 days ago)
InstallationMedia: It
IpRoute:
 default via 192.168.0.2 dev wlp3s0 proto dhcp metric 600
 169.254.0.0/16 dev wlp3s0 scope link metric 1000
 192.168.0.0/24 dev wlp3s0 proto kernel scope link src 192.168.0.176 metric 600
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_GB
 PATH=(custom, no user)
 LANG=en_GB.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SourcePackage: network-manager
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to focal on 2020-03-14 (113 days ago)
modified.conffile..etc.NetworkManager.conf.d.default-wifi-powersave-on.conf:
 [connection]
 wifi.powersave = 2
mtime.conffile..etc.NetworkManager.conf.d.default-wifi-powersave-on.conf: 2020-01-01T15:53:38.227396
nmcli-nm:
 RUNNING VERSION STATE STARTUP CONNECTIVITY NETWORKING WIFI-HW WIFI WWAN-HW WWAN
 running 1.22.10 connected started full enabled enabled enabled enabled disabled

Jim! (v7m9vc6ak2) wrote :
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

Thank you for your bug report, you would probably have a better chance to have a reply upstream for taht issue on https://gitlab.freedesktop.org/NetworkManager/NetworkManager/issues/

Changed in network-manager (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
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