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To set up/change proxy settings on Ubuntu 12.04 (Gnome 3), i have to provide my admin password. Is it possible to disable this authentication? I don't need that any user could change it, just that i could change the proxy settings without being prompt my password...

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I found out a way to do this. Those settings are defined in /usr/share/polkit-1/actions/com.ubuntu.systemservice.policy file. So, to disable the password authentication one should change the values of allow_active and allow_inactive in com.ubuntu.systemservice.setnoproxy and com.ubuntu.systemservice.setnoproxy to "yes".

This should not be the best way to do it (involves editing a xml file) but it worked.

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