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The intention of this feature is for administrative users to be configured with sudo and similar "authorize as self" programs. From the command line, you'd mostly use sudo, but PolicyKit and other GUI tools would use a similar policy.

I believe that in the F18 alpha, the new installer and first login process weren't all ready to provide a slick experience for this, so it's not clear if this will actually be the final-release behaviour or not..

For some background, I hope you don't mind if I refer you off-site to a couple of posts I've made on Unix & Linux Stackexchange on relevant topics:

The intention of this feature is for administrative users to be configured with sudo and similar "authorize as self" programs. From the command line, you'd mostly use sudo, but PolicyKit and other GUI tools would use a similar policy.policy. In any case, they would work _out of the box_.

I believe that in the F18 alpha, the new installer and first login process weren't all ready to provide a slick experience for this, so it's not clear if this will actually be the final-release behaviour or not..

For some background, I hope you don't mind if I refer you off-site to a couple of posts I've made on Unix & Linux Stackexchange on relevant topics: