[Portland] RE: [Desktop_printing] Portland tool: xdg-su (Was: Roleof CUPS and error handling)

Michael Sweet mike at easysw.com
Tue Apr 4 15:02:07 PDT 2006

Cristian Tibirna wrote:
> On 4 April 2006 09:46, Michael Sweet wrote:
>> On MacOS X (and I'm using it as the example here, because I think
>> Apple "got it right"), the authorization dialog functions as both
>> sudo and su, allowing the user to enter a different username if
>> the current account does not have admin privileges.  
> And something like this would neatly useful in a lot of places across a 
> working system:
> - 10-day-blocked screensaver unblocking by admin (yes, I know that there are 
> workarounds but...)
> - cups job management with user authentication and admin superceding.

Important to note: CUPS has supported this since v1.0...

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
Internet Printing and Document Software          http://www.easysw.com

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