Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: PolicyKit : Synaptic and terminal remember password between reboots

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Pteleos Greece
    Beans
    408
    Distro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Post PolicyKit : Synaptic and terminal remember password between reboots

    is it possible to make synaptic and gnome-terminal to remember and don't ask my password permanently ?
    i tried policykit but didn't find anything usefull

    also where can i find policykit documentation ?
    ubuntu help/wiki and google don't give much for this

    thanks in advance
    "Computers are like air conditioners, when you open WINDOW$ they stop working."
    Όσο ζώ μαθαίνω ...
    If Microsoft ever does applications for Linux it means I've won.
    Linus Torvalds

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Brugge, België
    Beans
    2,933

    Re: PolicyKit : Synaptic and terminal remember password between reboots

    Yes, you could enable your root account.

    But it's disabled for a good reason.

    Read more on it here (including how to enable it)

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Bentonville AR
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander

    Re: PolicyKit : Synaptic and terminal remember password between reboots

    You can edit the sudoer's file by:
    Code:
    sudo visudo
    But it's much more "secure" to leave them the way they are.
    Sayak Banerjee
    KDE Sysadmin | KDE e.V.
    Need help? Contact us.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Pteleos Greece
    Beans
    408
    Distro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: PolicyKit : Synaptic and terminal remember password between reboots

    i know this is less secure that's why i need it only for terminal & synaptic
    how i should edit the sudoers in order to limit my account to these only rather than ALL

    i 've done this limitation in an earlier Hardy release (alpha 5 i think) using GUI Policy kit. Then it had some options like "remember only for this session, remeber for current login, remember forever" or something like this ... This is what i 'm looking for but those options doesn't seem to exist anymore (i had fresh install since).

    anyway, thanks both of you
    (if noone else replies, i'll mark it solved)
    "Computers are like air conditioners, when you open WINDOW$ they stop working."
    Όσο ζώ μαθαίνω ...
    If Microsoft ever does applications for Linux it means I've won.
    Linus Torvalds

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Beans
    22
    Distro
    Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

    Smile Re: PolicyKit : Synaptic and terminal remember password between reboots

    Sorry for bumping this very old thread. But I need to mention here that if someone can run terminal as root, he can do ANYTHING on the OS with root privileges.

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •