Theresa Arzadon-Labajo

NetworkManager privileges

Posted by Theresa Arzadon-Labajo (tarzadon) on Dec 16 2014
Tech Stuff >> Unix-Linux
Setting up a Lenovo T440p laptop, running Springdale Linux 6.6. When trying to edit a network connection in Network Manager, a dialog box appears where you have to input the root password.
 System policy prevents modification of system settings
     An application is attempting to perform an action that requires privileges. Authentication as the super user is required to perform this action
    Vendor: NetworkManager
- Create a file that will assign the proper privileges
# vi  /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.pkla


- The Action line allows the username or groupname to run all functions offered by Network Manager. In my case, this was on a user's personal laptop, so that is fine. The action can be limited to a certain thing as well. References

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