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    Question Programs installation need password. how to turn it of ?

    Hello all !
    I need help. Do you know How to turn off password user authentication during installation/update programs ? It's possible?
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    Re: Programs installation need password. how to turn it of ?

    It is possible but it's not a good idea as it makes your machine less secure.

    Why do you want to do this?
    Cheesemill

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    Re: Programs installation need password. how to turn it of ?

    Because my computer is only...my. Nobody don't use this machine. Only me. And when I want Install any program i must write my password again again again.. It is boring ;D and i like combine with OS. Probably when i set "Automatic login" to ON, I get what i want. I'm right?
    could you tell my what i must do to get settings which i want?
    Last edited by sebastarzak; December 15th, 2012 at 05:02 PM.

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    Re: Programs installation need password. how to turn it of ?

    Quote Originally Posted by sebastarzak View Post
    Because my computer is only...my. Nobody don't use this machine. Only me. And when I want Install any program i must write my password again again again.. It is boring ;D and i like combine with OS. Probably when i set "Automatic login" to ON, I get what i want. I'm right?
    I must stress that it's really a bad idea. And no, automatic login won't do it, that will log you in straight away from the login screen.

    As it is, the only real way to do this AFAIK is this: Root Login ...read the page in its entirity. Read carefully and understand the problems that can result.

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    Re: Programs installation need password. how to turn it of ?

    Ok thanks for all replies!
    Greetings, Sebastian

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    Re: Programs installation need password. how to turn it of ?

    Quote Originally Posted by MG&TL View Post
    As it is, the only real way to do this AFAIK is this: Root Login ...read the page in its entirity. Read carefully and understand the problems that can result.
    You don't need to go down this route, there is a more secure way of doing things.

    To allow any user to install programs without enabling the root account you can edit the policykit settings, I've outlined the procedure in this thread:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2080667

    However, I would really recommend not doing this.

    Because my computer is only...my. Nobody don't use this machine
    Having an insecure system doesn't just affect you, if your system is compromised it can affect everyone that uses the internet (bot-nets, DDOS, open mail relay etc.).
    Cheesemill

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    Re: Programs installation need password. how to turn it of ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesemill View Post
    You don't need to go down this route, there is a more secure way of doing things.
    Neat, thanks! Although I recommend the OP reads the link anyway, knowing how the system works is never a bad thing.

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