Deny individual users' access to screen-saver settings
This is an extension of Feature #312871, but because it's a little more involved than changing a simple default, I thought it would be better to have a separate feature request.
The screen-saver settings for time-out and "require password" are security settings that really should not be freely available to the individual user. I propose that we
1) set a reasonable default (60sec, 15sec, always require passwd) (see Feature #312871) and
2) only let these settings be modified by someone with root-access.
To a regular user, the timeout and "require password" settings should appear "greyed out", clearly indicating "not available".
This is simply a reasonable security measure, fitting nicely into the overall security-conscious profile of openSUSE. Security measures (firewall, apparmor, encryption etc) are typically accessible only with root-access; it's only sensible that we apply this principle to the screen-saver settings too.
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Office user - the user is able to select a screen-saver, but the other settings cannot be accessed, accidentally or otherwise. The install or admin person need not change anything to get a sane security setup for the desktop.
SOHO or home users - same as above, but the default screen-saver settings may be changed by switching to root access.
Last change: 4 years ago