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polkitd (8)

Name

polkitd - The polkit system daemon

Synopsis

polkitd

Description

POLKITD(8)                          polkitd                         POLKITD(8)



NAME
       polkitd - The polkit system daemon

SYNOPSIS
       polkitd

DESCRIPTION
       polkitd provides the org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1 D-Bus service on the
       system message bus. Users or administrators should never need to start
       this daemon as it will be automatically started by dbus-daemon(1) or
       systemd(1) whenever an application calls into the service.

       polkitd must be started with superuser privileges but drops privileges
       early by switching to the unprivileged polkitd system user.

       See the polkit(8) man page for more information.

AUTHOR
       Written by David Zeuthen davidz@redhat.com with a lot of help from many
       others.

BUGS
       Please send bug reports to either the distribution or the polkit-devel
       mailing list, see the link
       http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/polkit-devel on how to
       subscribe.


ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+-----------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE |   ATTRIBUTE VALUE     |
       +---------------+-----------------------+
       |Availability   | system/library/polkit |
       +---------------+-----------------------+
       |Stability      | Volatile              |
       +---------------+-----------------------+
SEE ALSO
       polkit(8), pkaction(1), pkcheck(1), pkexec(1), pkttyagent(1), dbus-
       daemon(1), systemd(1)



NOTES
       This software was built from source available at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.  The original community
       source was downloaded from
       http://www.freedesktop.org/software/polkit/releases/polkit-0.113.tar.gz

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/polkit/.



polkit                             May 2009                         POLKITD(8)