[PC-BSD Testing] Testing PC-BSD 9 beta notes

Serghey Suvorov serghey.suvorov at gmail.com
Wed Aug 17 02:40:19 PDT 2011

A good example of the root PW (rPW) saving I see in my ScientificLinux
1) After root authorization in any GUI   I see in tray a mark of saving rPW.
remains 2-3 min.
2) Click on it calls 2 options: to save (for a few minutes) or to drop.
"Drop/Save" does not act on actual GUI, only on future. It does not act on
without rPW requirement (if you'll call file manager, it will not have a
root access).
3) rPW saving does not act in terminal; only rPW within terminal is legal.
It is very good; the saving root terminal is a mortal danger.

That rPW saving is absent in SL 6.x. Maybe due to extreme danger.

Regards, Serghey

On 17 August 2011 04:02, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org> wrote:

> On 08/16/2011 07:58, jmdennis @dslextreme.com wrote:
>> I agree as I would want to not have to enter in the root password each
>> time.  Their has to be a way to set up users where they have to enter
>> this if you so choose and for those that do not want to have to enter
>> it each time they do not.  You can probably use kwallet for this for
>> those that want to have the passwords remembered.
> The only problem with that is that kwallet isn't installed on everybody's
> system necessarily. We may need to investigate a way to do another "save
> password" functionality, so the user could type it once for all the tools.
> That would have to be for 9.1 though.
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