Comment 10 for bug 964705

Nate Gingras (suboscillator) wrote :

I do not see a way around this for normal users. Clicking "Cancel" on the authenticate dialog puts the user back at square one.

The expected behavior is that you pick a network from the NM menu, it prompts for a key (if required), you enter the key and connect.

Currently non-admins can't connect to wireless networks. I have dozens of users with this issue, the only way around it was to allow them to add connections system-wide by overriding the polkit defaults, which I assume is a bad idea.

Why is NM defaulting to adding system-wide networks all of a sudden? Why is that even an option if we don't let non-admins do it?