How to hide Wi-Fi password to non-admin users?

asked 2018-10-29 16:05:59 -0500

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I'm pretty new to Fedora so perhaps my question is trivial, but I've looked around and I can't find a solution. I've installed Fedora 28 workstation on my laptop and connected it to my WiFi network with the password I've setup on my AP. So far, so good. Then, I've create a non-admin account for my children so that they can use it and play around with it. My intention was to hide the Wi-Fi password so that they can't share it with other people or use it on different devices. Well, I can't: on the Wi-Fi entry in the Settings app, there's a frustrating Show password check-box that can be used by everyone, not only admins. I'm looking for a way to disable it, but it seems not possible. Let me also add that the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/keys-* files are rw by root only, which makes sense, but the Show password button is violating this restriction.

Any hint?


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