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Re: Local users get to play root?



Once upon a time, Richard Hughes <hughsient gmail com> said:
> 2009/11/19 Chris Adams <cmadams hiwaay net>:
> > You keep saying that, but you are wrong.  Otherwise, why do we even
> > bother with passwords (and checking password strength)?
> 
> Authentication and authorisation are not the same problem at all. It's
> probably worth reading the PolicyKit design documents.

I understand the difference between authentication and authorization.
That still doesn't explain your assertion that requiring a restricted
password is somehow less secure than not requiring a password at all.

-- 
Chris Adams <cmadams hiwaay net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.


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