[libvirt] [PATCH v2] polkit: Allow password-less access for 'libvirtadm' group

Guido Günther agx at sigxcpu.org
Wed Apr 29 19:45:34 UTC 2015

On Wed, Apr 29, 2015 at 11:04:42AM -0400, Cole Robinson wrote:
> Many users, who admin their own machines, want to be able to access
> system libvirtd via tools like virt-manager without having to enter
> a root password. Just google 'virt-manager without password' and
> you'll find many hits. I've read at least 5 blog posts over the years
> describing slightly different ways of achieving this goal.
> Let's finally add official support for this.
> Install a polkit-1 rules file granting password-less auth for any user
> in the new 'libvirtadm' group. Create the group on RPM install

Debian calls the group 'libvirt', just in case we want to be
consistent. libvirtadm doesn't sound like a perfect match either since
starting/stopping machines often isn't considered "administration" by
those users who look for solutions to the problem you describe above.
But I won't nitpick here, we can trivially patch this downstream.
 -- Guido

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