View Full Version : [ubuntu] PolicyKit : Synaptic and terminal remember password between reboots

June 6th, 2008, 09:48 AM
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

June 6th, 2008, 09:58 AM
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)


June 6th, 2008, 10:02 AM
You can edit the sudoer's file by:

sudo visudo

But it's much more "secure" to leave them the way they are.

June 6th, 2008, 10:21 AM
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)

November 21st, 2008, 08:21 PM
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.