how do i turn off the autentification every time i do something

Asked by Brian Allen on 2012-05-12

I am the only user on my computer why should i have to authenticate everytime i try to install something? I thought it was a pain in the ass when windows did it and i dont care who is copying whom i just want it gone

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2012-05-12
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2012-05-12

Its because you are running the OS as a user, you just happen to be in a special group named 'admin' which allows you to do admin stuff.
Once you setup the OS, the only time you will need your password outside of the initial login, is to install updates.

This user model helps protect from inadvertent changes as well as running the OS in a more secure way.

David Tapia (dtapia63) said : #2

Hello and thank you for your answer but I think the question is not answer yet. How do you remove it or change it so it doesn't happen it's what the questions is........

Its how the OS is designed.

Wyatt Smith (wyatt-smith) said : #4

It is NOT recommended, but to answer your question....

Edit the /etc/sudoers file as superuser
gksu gedit /etc/sudoers

Then add the following line to the end
$yourname ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL

Where yourname is you login username. Then save and exit.

Hope this helps

Yes, not recommended as it will remove all security from your system.

You should also use:

sudo visudo

as well, not gedit

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