policykit prompts don't use sensible defaults (current user should be default)

Bug #437508 reported by Steve Langasek on 2009-09-27
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
policykit-1 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: policykit-1

Every time update-manager prompts me for authentication information now, I have to manually select my current username from the list of available admin users. This is not sensible default behavior; if the current user is an admin user, it should be prepopulated in the pulldown list.

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Sep 26 22:32:09 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
Package: policykit 0.9-4ubuntu1
 PATH=(custom, user)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-10.35-generic
SourcePackage: policykit
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-10-generic x86_64

Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :
Changed in policykit-1 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
amk (9-launchpad-mikus-sk) wrote :

If the current user is admin, the dialog shall prompt for his password directly.
A list of admin users makes sense only if the current user is not admin.

In Ubuntu 16.04, after adding second administrative user there is a drop-down but password entry is disabled before selecting the other admin and then back myself.

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