dbus/hal local user policy

John (J5) Palmieri johnp at redhat.com
Wed May 30 13:00:22 PDT 2007

On Wed, 2007-05-30 at 13:02 -0500, Steev Klimaszewski wrote:
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> Simon McVittie wrote:
> <snip>
> > As far as I can see, pam-foreground is an Ubuntu'ism which has been
> > picked up by Debian, and pam-console is a Red Hat thing. Is either of these
> > likely to become some sort of de-facto standard?
> > 
> > 	Simon
> I am not a Debian or Ubuntu developer, and ran into similar questions
> myself when trying to get things to "Just Work" in Gentoo.  From talking
> to upstream, pam-foreground is *not* a replacement for pam-console
> (which is found in the pam source tarball/srpm) and I believe the plan
> is to move to PolicyKit/ConsoleKit though not likely to happen any time
> before 0.5.10.

PolicyKit and ConsoleKit are indeed the future.  They allow D-Bus to ask
can I do this without having to deal with policy specific
implementations such as pam-console and pam-foreground.

John (J5) Palmieri <johnp at redhat.com>

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