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Month: May 2017

Re: Re: password root never kept in memory

From: deloptes <deloptes@...>
Date: Sat, 20 May 2017 12:50:11 +0200
andre_debian@... wrote:

> On Saturday 20 May 2017 09:23:21 Thierry de Coulon wrote:
>> On Friday 19 May 2017 23.05:58
>> andre_debian@... wrote:
>> > The window proposes me to store the root password in memory,
>> > and after, for all root applications, I don't have to retype this
>> > password during 120 min, even if the application is closed.
>> > I open another root application before the 120 min,
>> > but I have to retype the password.
>  
>> Hello André,
>> I have the same behaviour. However, after some trial, I come to the
>> following
>> conclusion: the message sould be understood as: "for 120 minutes
>> you won't  have to enter the root password again *for the application
>> you have just  given root rights*, not *for all applications*.
>> When I tried, I got this behaviour:
>> open synaptic - asked give root password - ticked the option to keep it -
>> enter root password
>> open gparted- asked give root password
>> open root terminal- asked give root password
>> open synaptic- no password asked - closed synaptic
>> open- no password asked - closed synaptic
>> So I think it's not a bug, it's a missunderstanding of the message's
>> meaning  (or maybe we could ask the message to say
>> "kept for up to 120 minutes for this app"
>> Regards,  Thierry
> 
> Thanks Thierry.
> 
> To be sure to understand,
> I join the graphic message that I receive.
> Sorry, it's in french (the 6 first lines) :
> 
> Translation :
> Run as root TDE su
> This action requires the rights of the super administrator,
> fill the password...
> Keep in memory the password ?
> 
> and after it's in english...
> 
> Maybe you are right but the message is not clear
> and leads to confusion.
> 
> Happy day,
> 
> André

Andre, as Thierry said, please open a bug and ask for changing the message,
so that it says
* Kept for up to 120 minutes for this application

regards