I am using authentication via smb and want all users of the admins group as local administrators.

For this I created the /etc/polkit-1/localauthority.conf.d/60-local.conf file as described in pklocalauthority(8) man page containing


The file /etc/polkit-1/localauthority.conf.d/51-ubuntu-admin.conf provided by the package policykit-1 contains


and seems to work...

I checked that I am inside the group admins and domain-admins but whenever I want to do something requiring higher privileges I am getting asked for the password of the local (non-smb) administrator.

What am I missing here?


I have not had a chance to test this theory out but I quote these lines from the manual page:

The file 50-localauthority.conf contains the settings provided by the OS vendor. Users and 3rd party packages can drop configuration files with a priority higher than 60 to change the defaults.

I think all you had to do was change your file name to 61-local.conf and that may have solved your problem.

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