Re: Porposing libgnomesu for 2.10

On Thu, 2004-10-28 at 12:42 +0200, Hongli Lai wrote:
> Hongli Lai wrote:
> > I'm the maintainer of libgnomesu and I would like to propose it for 
> > inclusion in 2.10.
> > libgnomesu is a library which allows applications to run programs as 
> > another user or root. Think 'su' with graphical user interface.
> Some additional information before anybody asks. ;)
> - libgnomesu is not an authentication system - it's an abstraction 
> around whatever system is available on the current machine.
> - libgnomesu will use PAM if available.
> - If not, traditional shadow passwords will be used.
> - RedHat's pam_timestamp extension is supported. So on RedHat, if you 
> enter a password, it won't ask you again for the next 5 minutes. It will 
> not display the tray icon though, I don't know how to do that. If 
> anybody does, please tell me.

Could we get similar behavior to RedHat's pam_timestamp by using
gnome-keyring to store the password for a certain amount of time?

John McCutchan <ttb tentacle dhs org>

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