* Marcus Moeller email@example.com [2014-01-23 08:37]:
I have experienced similar issues on an upgrade to 12.3 and to 13.1. It is related to policykit in some form. On one of my boxes, I am also promoted for a root passwort on shutdown/suspend.
This can happen when either your session is not considered active for some reason or when there are multiple sessions. Also check the polkit policy in /etc/polkit-default-privs.(standard|local).
I have not yet figured out if there is some magic in the way policykit has been implemented in openSUSE and am also not really sure which settings are made from within the YaST Security Center, but on a regular policykit setup one could create a rule like:
The magic is in /etc/polkit-default-privs.standard and /etc/polkit-default-privs.restrictive. The former contains the default policy, it can be overridden by placing entries in /etc/polkit-default-privs.local and running set_polkit_default_privs. The default preset is determined via /etc/sysconfig/security.