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    Prompt users to install updates

    I have set as admin (xubuntu 18.04,) to display updates when available, then i can check and install them.
    But i also have another account as user and there is one more user(total 3 with the admin).
    Now, i need to have updates displayed the same way as in admin account and so each user can install them when appeared. Does this happens automatically or i have to change any setting for than ?

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    Re: Prompt users to install updates

    Only admins can install updates.
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    Re: Prompt users to install updates

    Thanks for your answer.
    What about set for users to get update messages from the software updater ?

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    Re: Prompt users to install updates

    Quote Originally Posted by timomak View Post
    Now, i need to have updates displayed the same way as in admin account and so each user can install them when appeared. Does this happens automatically or i have to change any setting for than ?
    I don't have a machine with non-admin users to check, but my understanding is that all users will be able to see that there are updates even though only admin users can install the updates; so that those non-admin users can let the admin know, and so that the admin user can authenticate to elevate privileges without having to log that non-admin out.

    These settings are configurable, but the defaults are good for most purposes. Modifying those settings can go very wrong very quickly: it's possible to inadvertently make it so that no one can elevate their privileges, or so that malware can, so extreme care must be taken.
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    Re: Prompt users to install updates

    Thank you for your answer.
    I prefer work as user and only when i need to do or change something i enter as admin. So i will do as you described and will not change update settings.

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