Ever since I upgraded to 14.10 I get a strange behavior on my desktop. I get popups claiming "Authentication is required to change your own user data" and a prompt for my password. It happens at random times, though it seems to get triggered by my actions. For example, it happens every time I switch keyboard layouts, but only after I've been working for a while. Sometimes it pops up several times in a row.
Hitting "Cancel" doesn't seem to cause any problems.
Clicking "Details" on the authentication dialog reveals
Action: org.freedesktop.accounts.change-own-user-data and
I looked at
/usr/share/polkit-1/actions/org.freedesktop.accounts.policy, and under the
change-own-user-data action, the settings are:
<defaults> <allow_any>auth_self</allow_any> <allow_inactive>auth_self</allow_inactive> <allow_active>yes</allow_active> </defaults>
I don't have any interesting files under
My laptop has a very similar setup (14.10, same policy files) but the problem does not exist there.
Is there a way to find what is triggering those popups, or better yet, just get rid of them?