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  • #1515
    Avatardrichard
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    Can there be some clarification on who is supposed to be able to log into this interface when it’s working as expected?  It should be a privileged account I would think.  For single user installs, the installer would know this account/password.  For multi-user servers, only the admin would have this feature, right?  We would not want end users tinkering with their codecs and their settings.

    I have not been able to get my head around a pattern in 4.0.  We did a clean install, and I can log in with my regular user account for some reason and make changes; yet other people cannot do the same thing.

     

    #1539
    Avatarsil04
    Keymaster

    drichard,

    only users with administrative privileges can change server settings.

    #1709
    Avatarsnejok
    Participant

    Hello, all!

     

    sil04, what does It mean? only root user?

    Or you mean:

    nxserver –useradd <username> –administrator

    ?

    #1727
    Avatarsil04
    Keymaster

    root user or a privileged system account.

    #1729
    Avatarsnejok
    Participant

    sil04, excuse me, but I don’t understand what do you mean when say “privileged system account” 🙂

    It is simply regular user with configured sudo?

    What I need to do to give privileges for my regular user?:)

    #1739
    Avatarsil04
    Keymaster

    On Linux you can access NoMachine server settings by entering root credentials or credentials of a user with sudo privileges.

    To grant sudo privileges to your user, you must add it to the sudoers group.

    Commands for giving sudo privileges to user can be different, so you should check the official documentation for your Linux distribution.

    Please note also that in the current implementation it’s not possible to enable changes in server settings GUI on machines with versions of sudo prior to 1.7.4.  Authentication as root should work instead.

    #1787
    Avatarsnejok
    Participant

     Authentication as root should work instead

    but it doesn’t in one strange situation:

    when I add 100 or more users in some group, than I can’t “Enable changes” in “server settings GUI”

    for example, I newly installed ubuntu-12.04-server-i386.iso and nomachine-enterprise-server-evaluation_4.0.369_2_i386.deb, then I create 100 users named “user1, user2, …, user100” which members of group sys by this script:

    for i in seq 1 100;do useradd -G sys user$i;done

    after this I can’t “Enable changes” in “server settings GUI” by root or by “sudo user”

    #2064
    AvatarBritgirl
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