root password timeout
On Mon, 2007-12-10 at 18:57 -0800, Konstantin Svist wrote:
> Also, is there a way to manually override the timeout (force it to
> time out on command)? E.g. if I need to quickly change a setting and
> then let someone else work on the computer.
> BTW, I'm using KDE - but I suspect that these applets were written for
In Gnome, at least, an icon appears in the taskbar while you've got
temporary root credentials, and you can right-click and keep them
longer, or abandon them immediately.
It's ages since I've used KDE, have a look if something appears when you
authenticate as root to use a configuration GUI tool in KDE.
I seem to recall that you could configure something to do with PAM about
the timing, but only through hand editing configuration files. But it's
been years since I read anything about that.
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