Plans for revamping Kiosk and KAuthorized

Aaron J. Seigo aseigo at
Wed Sep 23 22:37:10 BST 2009

On September 23, 2009, Gary Greene wrote:
> Another thing to note about the kiosk framework is that it also allowed
> administrators to "tailor" the profile as well so you could hide not just
> the various actions, but also the menu, etc. There are a number of things
> that kiosktool does that are far off from the authorization of actions.

right; these are all accomplished using the same mechanisms which fall into 
one of two categories: [KDE Action Restrictions] and [KDE Resource 

the action restrictions, which includes things like hiding the menu (pls 
correct me if i'm wrong there), are all simple string:bool pairs so any system 
that implements support for KAuthorized::authorize will automagically work for 

this is because authorizeAction() just call authorize() internally :)

so from the perspective of KAuth, this is all the same thing.

Aaron J. Seigo
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