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Re: [opensuse] Re: Should openSUSE review it's Security Policies?


On Mar 1 14:27 James Knott wrote (excerpt):
Johannes Meixner wrote:
If the use case is "printer setup on my own machine",
I think - but I am not at all a security expert - it should
be an acceptable solution when the normal user's password
and the root password are the same so that from the user's
point of view there is just one password i.e. THE password.

Not in the corporate world. Business employees generally
do not get root or admin access to their computers.

Either I do not understand what you write or you do not
understand what I wrote.

I wrote "own machine" with the meaning of "owner"
not with the meaning of "who works on it".

Guess what:
I know an example in the corporate world where particular employees
have access to the computers on which they do their work in the
same way as if the employee was the owner of the computer
(regardless that the actual owner is the company).

Kind Regards
Johannes Meixner
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