On Mon, 2010-01-25 at 19:23 -0700, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 6:29 PM, Adam Williamson
> On Mon, 2010-01-25 at 14:41 -0700, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
>> Personally I would prefer if we had just ONE system to do priv
>> escalation through. I wish there was some 'libsudo' or 'pamsudo'
>> applications could go though then I would think your job, app writers
>> jobs and who knows else would be a lot easier. Either that or a sudod
>> but thats just crazy land.
> That's more or less exactly what PolicyKit is supposed to achieve.
That sounds promising. Does PolicyKit have a Sudo shell level
replacement that can be used and how does one write rules for it (and
how does it fit into the general need for auditing everything larger
than the home user usually ends up needing?)
pkexec is the sudo replacement. see pkexec(1). For the larger picture
and how to write policy for PolicyKit, see polkit(8) and
[I am writing with a bad headache so I hope the questions are ok]
Hope I didn't make it worse by pointing you at those man pages...