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Old 07-21-2013, 08:50 AM   #1
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Wifi login change


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I have a working wifi for all users on the "home" router.

I need to move the laptop to other places (and routers), giving the unprivileged user the possibility of making the necessary login changes.

Despite setting user permission to allow this (Users & Groups), the machine still demands root permission to change the settings.

There has to be an easy solution for this?

Joey
 
Old 07-28-2013, 10:44 AM   #2
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I don't get what you're trying to do. Can you please give a more precise description of the problem? Which "necessary login changes" do you mean? Most people use NetworkManager to connect to different routers, which basically pops up a window asking for user name and password -- no root privileges necessary. What do you mean by "setting user permission to allow this"? Which files did you edit?
 
Old 07-30-2013, 01:49 PM   #3
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Thx for yours, but...

Your comments do not fit my experience. The ordinary user is asked for the admin password when the laptop is moved to another wireless modem.

I have edited no files manually, but have set the modem privileges to allow the user to edit the modem settings. (Users and Groups app).

Necessary changes would include selection of the new wireless connection, and the password for it, using Network Manager, at the very minimum.

Is this precise enough? Tell me if anything else is needed.
 
Old 07-30-2013, 10:51 PM   #4
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Are you in the sudoers file?
 
Old 08-03-2013, 12:12 AM   #5
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I am, but the user that will change the wifi settings is not.
 
Old 08-03-2013, 12:18 AM   #6
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If I am not mistaken, you can set up the sudoers file to only allow certain programs to be executed with sudo. Furthermore, using the sudoers file, you can allow commands to be passed without requiring a password.

See:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...r-sudo-442808/

And the man page sudoers does describe both how to set up certain users to use only certain commands and how to not require a password to run them.

Also this may be helpful:

http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/allow-...s-as-root.html
 
  


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