Package polkit

An authorization framework

http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/polkit

polkit is a toolkit for defining and handling authorizations. It is
used for allowing unprivileged processes to speak to privileged
processes.

Version: 0.120

See also: polkit-pkla-compat.

General Commands

pkaction Get details about a registered action
pkcheck Check whether a process is authorized
pkexec Execute a command as another user
pkttyagent Textual authentication helper

System Administration

polkit Authorization Manager
polkitd The polkit system daemon