Bug 142638 - Change user while browsing
Summary: Change user while browsing
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 179678
Alias: None
Product: kfile
Classification: Applications
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Gentoo Packages Linux
: NOR wishlist (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: kdelibs bugs
Depends on:
Reported: 2007-03-07 11:40 UTC by Marco Gusy
Modified: 2018-04-11 22:00 UTC (History)
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Description Marco Gusy 2007-03-07 11:40:00 UTC
Version:            (using KDE KDE 3.5.6)
Installed from:    Gentoo Packages

It would be great to allow users to change user while browsing the local file:// protocol. I.e. if I would like to download a font from a site and write it to /usr/share/fonts, there is no way to do it without using the command-line. A url style like "file://root:password@/usr/share/fonts" would be nice
Comment 1 Bram Schoenmakers 2007-03-07 16:22:13 UTC
If you have a SSH server running, you can use


instead, which basically does what you suggest.

By the way, putting plain text passwords in a URL is a really bad idea.
Comment 2 Marco Gusy 2007-03-07 17:27:17 UTC
yes, I agree it's not a great idea to put the password in the url, I remember it was possible on windows. Anyway an enhanchement of the file manager with an approach similar to the fish:// protocol would be important since linux uses a multiuser filesystem, and should give the ability to change user in order to complete tasks you could only do with command line.
With fish you can also avoid to type the user in the url (i.e. "fish://localhost/usr/share")
Comment 3 Christoph Feck 2009-08-27 02:37:26 UTC
Moving from "kio/kfile" component to "kfile" product, helps sorting out duplicates.
Comment 4 Nate Graham 2018-04-11 22:00:27 UTC
This will be possible using PolicyKit.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 179678 ***