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    Default yast n Terminal super user security issue

    I believe this is a bug/security issue. I did not know where to post this. I wanted to know if other have hard this problem.

    When I first noticed the Yast problem. I start Yast Administrator Settings which requires a root password. I then close the applacation. I start Terminal Program Super User which requires a root password. I leave the terminal open click to start Yast again. This time no password is required it just starts.

    I figure this is a bug so next time I do the same thing with Terminal closed. Well this did not work is started Yast again without root password. I noticed to have Yast required root password I need to shut down and resart.
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    Default Re: yast n Terminal super user security issue

    This normal default behaviour - There is a config for this, just can't recal where. And I'm having to log out now. I'll check back tomorrow. If you wait long enough it will ask for pass.
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    Default Re: yast n Terminal super user security issue

    wow O K I guess, just worried about security risk, Thanks for the reply
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    Default Re: yast n Terminal super user security issue

    In the YaST "Enter Password" window there is a box "Keep Password" (not certain about the exact wording, I have a translation). When it is checked YaST remembers your root password for a certain amount of time (do not know how much, but it is more in the range of minutes then hours). Uncheck it when you feel saver without it.

    Edit: IMHO it has nothing to do with the terminal in super user mode. It is just a coincidence.
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    Default Re: yast n Terminal super user security issue

    It is a coincidence and the behaviour is normal on 11.1
    Strange enough only now I notice that 11.2 Milestone 5 doesn't have this feature. Each time yast2 is started it invokes kdesu.
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    Default Re: yast n Terminal super user security issue

    wow TY I feel much better now THX
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