Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#4571 closed enhancement (notsugar)

Design a solution for automated-proxy auth not working with system updates

Reported by: DeepakMuddha Owned by: jerry
Priority: Normal Milestone: Unspecified
Component: Sugar Version: Unspecified
Severity: Minor Keywords: AU1B
Cc: gonzalo, DeepakMuddha Distribution/OS: Unspecified
Bug Status: Assigned


As described in the comments at #3099:

For security reasons, automated proxy systems (PAC/WPAD) cannot carry authentification data (user and password), which remains for the user to be putted in when prompted. This works OK in Browse, Epiphany, and other web-browser-based applications like WikipediaEN (in that last case with some quirks), but it cannot work for system updates as those run on the background and as root.

Two ideas for a workaround are:

  • Add a "Proxy for system updates" new section into the network CP, that would set the proxy for yum and the activity updater.
  • Add a "System update" section to sugar-update-control that can handle user/password prompts as needed, and can run yum through sudo.

I'm breaking this task into three steps, a brainstorm one to propose solutions or choose one of the listed ones, then a design step that should be done before march 19 so it can be approved by Sridhar before he goes on vacation, and an implementation step that should be ready for the next XO-System release. This ticket tracks step one.

This can of course be simplified if an easier path appears at any moment.

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by dnarvaez

  • Resolution set to notsugar
  • Status changed from new to closed

Again system updates are not part of sugar, so bugs about them should not be tracked here.

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