Re: [STUMP] Authentication agent under stumpwm - lxpolkit?
Eric Abrahamsen <eric <at> ericabrahamsen.net>
2012-08-12 02:57:32 GMT
On Sat, Aug 11 2012, Johnny wrote:
> diogofsr <at> gmail.com (Diogo F. S. Ramos) writes:
>> Johnny <yggdrasil <at> gmx.co.uk> writes:
>>> Is there a better way to run an authentication agent under stumpwm? How
>>> do other users do?
>> I'm not entirely sure what an "authentication agent" is, but whenever I
>> have to run something along with stumpwm, I put it in my ~/.xinit or
>> start it from ~/.stumpwmrc.
>> I even saw people running ssh-agent from ~/.xinit.
> I don't understand the full workings, but basically an authentication
> agent is used by an application to run as another user, e.g. in this
> case I am running virt-manager as a normal user, and the authentication
> agent (when running) pops up and lets me run the application by giving
> root credentials. Without this, virt-manager will not let me access the
> virtual machines.
> I could probably put the command in one of the init files, but I am sure
> other users must have similar applications and wonder if there is a
> better way to resolve authentication?
It's the thing that lets you mount USB drives and shutdown without the
use of sudo, for instance! It's a big deal, and the main reason that I
ended up using stumpwm inside xfce, instead of on its own. So no, I
don't have any real solution for you, but I'd be interested to hear if