[ jEdit-devel ] [jedit:feature-requests] #357 Privilege escalation for editing files

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[ jEdit-devel ] [jedit:feature-requests] #357 Privilege escalation for editing files

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For windows, you need to start Java already in escalated mode and then jEdit has permissions too. I don't know how to do it to a Java process while it is running.

[feature-requests:#357] Privilege escalation for editing files

Status: open
Created: Tue May 04, 2010 09:18 AM UTC by Victor Engmark
Last Updated: Tue May 04, 2010 09:18 AM UTC
Owner: nobody

When opening a file that is not writable by the current user, jEdit should check whether the user wants to open the file read-only or as superuser / another user. Here's an imagined workflow:
1. According to the principle of least privilege, start by notifying the user that the file cannot be modified with the current privileges. Ask if the user wants to open read-only or read-write (and maybe a check box to use the same option for all other files opened at the same time).
2. If the user selected read-write, display the users/groups which have write access and user/password boxes. If the user is also a member of sudoers, there could be a check box to use sudo which would gray out the user box and focus the password.

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