Ubuntu's move to policykit gives up tradition of password timeout

Bug #651739 reported by komputes on 2010-09-30
This bug affects 4 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
policykit-1-gnome (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: policykit-1-gnome

Back before everything in System > Administration (>8.04) had a policykit password prompt, passwords did not have to be entered 15 times in 15 minutes if performing 15 administrative actions as there was a timeout. RootSudoTimeout is explained in detail https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudoTimeout

Would it be possible to bring back password timeout as well as focused password prompts (Bug #651734) for administrative actions. Would it be possible for a user to graphically edit policies in regards to passwords? This used to be possible though sudoers. In the last 3 releases, I feel that I am entering my passphrase too often.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: policykit-1-gnome 0.96-2ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-24.43-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-24-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
Architecture: i386
Date: Wed Sep 29 23:05:36 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100816.1)
SourcePackage: policykit-1-gnome

komputes (komputes) wrote :
Vadim Peretokin (vperetokin) wrote :

Should this not be filed with PolicyKit itself? Ubuntu is just a user now (of this unfortunately more user-unfriendly method).

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in policykit-1-gnome (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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