policykit-desktop-privileges 0.21 source package in Ubuntu


policykit-desktop-privileges (0.21) eoan; urgency=medium

  * Don't allow usb-creator to overwrite devices without authentication.
    (LP: #1832337)

 -- Marc Deslauriers <email address hidden>  Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:56:08 -0400

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Marc Deslauriers on 2019-06-18
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policykit-desktop-privileges: run common desktop actions without password

 This package provides a set of PolicyKit privileges which allow Administrators
 to run common actions without being asked for their password:
  * mounting and checking internal disk drives (through udisks)
  * setting the CPU speed and policy (through the GNOME CPU frequency applet)
  * setting the time and timezone (through the GNOME clock applet or through
  * Adding/changing system-wide NetworkManager connections
  * Update already installed software
  * Configure printers
 It does not change privileges for non-Administrators (users who are not in the
 "admin" or "sudo" group). So this satisfies the typical desktop/laptop use
 case where the user has full control over the hardware anyway.
 This is implemented by shipping a pklocalauthority(8) file.