Solution- Ubuntu 14.10 Runaway Authorizations

Miloslav Trmač mitr at
Wed May 6 03:08:34 PDT 2015


> I recently wrote regarding the constant stream of unwarranted
> authorizations I encountered after the latest software update
> to 14.10... and when no answer was immediately forthcoming,
> I attacked the /usr/share/polkit-1/actions/org.freedesktop.accounts.policy
> file and tried different values for <action
> id="org.freedesktop.accounts.change-own-user-data">;

> I set these values as shown:

> <defaults>
> <allow_any>yes</allow_any>
> <allow_inactive>yes</allow_inactive>
> <allow_active>yes</allow_active>
> </defaults>

This suggests that your session state is not matching what you see (it should be active, local==not remote). That is, either systemd’s loginctl or ConsoleKit, depending against which one polkit is compiled in your distribution, is not considering you a local active user. 
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