#925 closed Feature Request (deferred)

User Account Control

Reported by: anderson Owned by:
Priority: trivial Milestone:
Component: System Configuration Version: 10.1-RELEASE
Keywords: User Account Control Cc: trac-bugs@…


The default accounts are intended for everyday use. If you are setting up accounts for other people on your PC, it should provide them standard accounts.

The standard accounts do not have privileges to install and remove programs. Can be password protected.

The default accounts are not administrators or superusers. But you can install or remove programs when the user is the administrator and you have the root password.

The default account is intended to prevent unauthorized removal or application installation or alteration of system operation.

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Changed 20 months ago by anderson

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comment:1 Changed 20 months ago by kris

  • Resolution set to deferred
  • Status changed from new to closed

We already do something similar to this. When you add a new user via the GUI, it has the checkbox "Can administrate system", without that you don't get root / operator access for doing stuff. We may add some more fine-grained control over time, but this will be more of a future-planning thing.

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