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Disable "Authentication is Required" messages

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:17 pm
by kadama
Hi all,

I would like to disable all the "Authentication is Required" messages that I see when I click on Synaptic Package Manager or Update Manager. I find it stupid that I have to authenticate every time. Do you know how I can disable them?

Thanks in advance!

Re: Disable "Authentication is Required" messages

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:24 pm
by goinglinux
The requirement to enter your username and password to install software is one of the reasons Linux is more secure than other operating systems. An automated script is less likely to be able to install malicious software if you need to provide authentication before any installation can occur.

You can configure Mint to remember your credentials for 15 minutes so that if you are installing several packages you don't have to enter them for each installation. Sorry I can't find the link right now. In the mean time, you might want to read this thread on the topic. http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=70031

Re: Disable "Authentication is Required" messages

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:31 pm
by kadama
Thanks "goinglinux" for your reply but this doesn't answer my question. Security is not an issue for me. I didn't choose Linux because it's secure but because it's lighter and faster to use. Authentication is spoiling this experience.
goinglinux wrote: You can configure Mint to remember your credentials for 15 minutes so that if you are installing several packages you don't have to enter them for each installation.
I don't want to disable the authentication messages just to install packages. I want to disable them right after the installation and forget about them. It's really annoying to stop every now and then to enter a password.

Re: Disable "Authentication is Required" messages

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 12:11 am
by Inkit
Anything that you do at the user level does not create this problem. Only when you want elevated previlages will you get the prompt. If you like to install a bunch of software use synaptic. This way you only enter the password only once when the application opens. Software manager may be more user friendly in other ways, but not in this. Wantonly disabling a security feature is not a good idea and you'll be hard pressed to find anyone here willing to help you do this.

Re: Disable "Authentication is Required" messages

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:49 pm
by kadama
Hi Inkit,

thanks for your reply but again my question is not answered. As I clearly explained in my previous post
kadama wrote: I don't want to disable the authentication messages just to install packages. I want to disable them right after the installation and forget about them. It's really annoying to stop every now and then to enter a password.


and
kadama wrote: Security is not an issue for me.
So your reply doesn't answer my question.

I don't want to create another post with thousands of replies and no REAL ANSWER. If you search online you 'll see that a lot of people are looking for this answer.

Please respond only if you know the answer. Any other replies and comments will only derail the conversation.

Thanks in advance!!

Re: Disable "Authentication is Required" messages

Posted: Sat Jun 07, 2014 4:09 pm
by domaine72
i would love to disable the authentication too for the update manager,is plain stupid that is required the authentication after the first one per session, i'ts still me, i authenticated 1 minute ago, come on give me a break and remember that i already gave you a password not long ago.

Re: Disable "Authentication is Required" messages

Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2014 2:18 am
by vrkalak
Old Threads: It is 'best' to start another Thread. [Topic LOCKED]

Posting in old threads, or "necrobumping" is generally discouraged in the technical issue subforums, since it can potentially create disjointed "zombie" information; outdated posts with data which is no longer relevant due to LinuxMint 'future' updates, combined with more recent posts reflecting more current circumstance.

Furthermore, technical support threads should remain succinct, and multiple pages are to be avoided if possible.