MokSec - The Security Framework
kalle.happonen at iki.fi
Mon Jul 14 18:13:45 CEST 2008
> On Mon, Jul 14, 2008 at 5:22 PM, arne anka <openmoko at ginguppin.de
> <mailto:openmoko at ginguppin.de>> wrote:
> > Of course you can create another user, as you are used to on any
> > system.
> > It just doesn't ship with one because the distro comes in
> > images, not with a installer like the binary-distro-people are
> used to.
> sure? i think it possible that some things won't work when
> non-root ...
> Of course some things won't work - if they would, there would be no
> need for a special root account.
> Basically all the tools someone would use without a terminal should
> work (dialer, contacs, ...) no matter what stack is used.
> The daemons that need root access run in background and can be
> controlled by userspace-programs without root-access.
> If of course would take a loginmanager or similar to use a user with
> password at startup, because currently the user root is automatically
> logged in. Should be easy to "fix".
Even running only critical things as root, and most stuff on a
no-password unprivileged account would be better. But an user account
with a password a would of course be better. The I'd say that the PIN
could almost be saved somewhere, to avoid the need for a double log-in.
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