System and Session Bus

Havoc Pennington hp at
Sun Mar 19 11:52:21 PST 2006

>         Does the session bus
>         require not authentication at all?
> (Someone else might be better in answering this point)
> I think there is no authentication apart that only the user in
> question running the particular session 
> bus has the session bus address in his environment and therefore only
> he can use/access the bus/daemon.

There is authentication beyond that; the connecting app has to prove it
can read a cookie from the user's homedir put there by the bus, or that
according to the kernel it is running as the same user as the bus.



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