Allow "view only" client instances

Bug #395411 reported by Robby Workman on 2009-07-04
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Bug Description

Horrible summary, I know :/

Basically, denying a user complete access to wicd-client simply because he doesn't have permission to view/change certain things isn't really ideal.

Isolating privileged method calls from "normal" ones in such a way that any user could run the client, but privileged settings/changes/etcetera would be "grayed out" in the UI, is essentially what I'm after here. In other words, any user could run the client and see available networks, the current network, and so on, but only a user in "netdev" (or whatever) group would be able to connect/disconnect, view/change network auth info, etcetera.

Changed in wicd:
milestone: none → vpb-alpha
Changed in wicd:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
Andrew Psaltis (nacl) wrote :

Wouldn't this be something that PolicyKit would be good for? NM's settings dialog has a large chunk of it grayed out before it gets "unlocked" by the administrator password.

Scripts could also be controlled in a similar way, and not require launching a new process.

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