Bug 15902

Summary: "Remember authorization" should not be selected by default
Product: PackageKit Reporter: Jarkko <jval>
Component: GeneralAssignee: Richard Hughes <richard>
Status: RESOLVED WORKSFORME QA Contact:
Severity: normal    
Priority: medium    
Version: unspecified   
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Description Jarkko 2008-05-11 06:50:55 UTC
"Remember authorization" should not be selected by default.

If I want to do that and I select that, that is not asked again. But now that I don't want to do that (because I really don't want the root password to be stored in my home directory as plain text), I need to deselect that every time.

It would be more logical the other way around - and usable (and secure).
Comment 1 Richard Hughes 2008-05-12 02:04:24 UTC
>I really don't want the root password to be stored in my home directory as plain text

It's not, I assure you. I'll ask DavidZ about deselecting the checkbox by default.

Richard.
Comment 2 Jarkko 2008-05-12 15:37:52 UTC
I read the PolicyKit documentation. Yes, storing the authorization is implemented securely (as it only stores the authorization - no passwords). No problems there.

But my other points are still valid I think. Even the security factor remains because giving e.g. installation permission for ordinary user is something which should only happen if the administrator actually wants it - even when the ordinary user is the same person as the administrator.

My main point is the usability factor.
Comment 3 Jean-Fran├žois Fortin Tam 2011-03-11 13:54:03 UTC
Richard, this seems to have been fixed by now, no?
Comment 4 Richard Hughes 2011-03-14 02:55:30 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> Richard, this seems to have been fixed by now, no?

Yup, thanks.

Richard.

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