kpassworddialog, kdesu

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at
Wed Jan 31 16:12:03 GMT 2007

On Wednesday 31 January 2007 8:47, John Tapsell wrote:
> Btw, it's currently not very clear whether you are supposed to type in
> the root password, or type in your own password (for when you use
> sudo).

yes, not sure what to do about that right now. it requires more knowledge of 
the environment than the dialog current has.

> Also, what do you think about being able to specify multiple users?
> For example if user 'johnflux' wants to kill a process by 'aseigo',
> kdesu could let me chose whether to enter aseigo's password, or root's
> password.  Either would have sufficient privileges.  (with modern
> security frameworks, it might even be more complicated than that)

you can provide a list of users to choose from in the current API with 
setKnownLogins( const QMap<QString, QString>&)

Aaron J. Seigo
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