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In order to be able to answer this question, I was looking for a way to manage PolicyKit in KDE. Using Google I quickly ran into the KDE's official Authorization manager (mentioned here and here in the official upstream KDE docs):

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However, I cannot locate this on my fully fledged Kubuntu 12.04.1 installation. It's not in the System Settings while I have installed the packages policykit-desktop-privileges and polkit-kde-1.

It seems it is supposed to be included in the very base of KDE since 4.3 according to these docs:

PolicyKit is closely integrated with KDE starting from version 4.3. In kdebase-workspace we have an authorization manager and an authentication agent.

In Ubuntu, the package kdebase-workspace is a transitional package to kde-workspace, which is in turn a metapackage for some basic KDE workspace applications - not mentioning anything about PolicyKit or authorization, only the System Settings application.

Now, where is this part of the "System Settings" in Ubuntu nowadays?

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It seems to be missing in kubuntu, bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/polkit-kde-1/+bug/575428 . And it seems te be forgotten as well :( –  McNisse Feb 1 '13 at 11:16
    
@McNisse Thanks for the link to the bug report! I must have been missing this one in Googling. –  gertvdijk Feb 1 '13 at 11:22
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Just for the completeness - it seems to be moved out of KDE workspace upstream, into a new project here and missing in Kubuntu since 10.04. I've updated the bug report and it looks like it's going to take some time in order to get this new package in Debian/Ubuntu. –  gertvdijk Feb 1 '13 at 12:14

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