Bug#950872: gnome-control-center: Cannot add new VPN connection without admin rights

Rike-Benjamin Schuppner rike.schuppner at bccn-berlin.de
Fri Feb 7 15:38:58 GMT 2020

Package: gnome-control-center
Version: 1:3.30.3-2~deb10u1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

in Debian 9, it used to be possible to create new VPN connections as a non-
admin by importing from file or setting up the data in the GUI (gateway, type,
certificates) and then unticking ‘Make available to other users’ before
pressing ‘Add’.
This tick box is not available anymore on Debian 10, which not only means that
admin rights are required to create a new VPN connection, it also means that
the VPN will be available to everyone else automatically, which is not the best
situation for a shared computer.

Note that the tick box is still available for existing VPNs, on the ‘Details’
tab (this tab is completely missing when creating a new VPN).

I’d also be happy if anyone knew a workaround that made all new VPN connections
per default per-user only; then I could live without this tick box.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 10.2
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-6-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf-8 (charmap=UTF-8),
LANGUAGE=en_US.utf-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /usr/bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

Versions of packages gnome-control-center depends on:
ii  accountsservice            0.6.45-2
ii  apg                        2.2.3.dfsg.1-5
ii  colord                     1.4.3-4
ii  desktop-base               10.0.2
ii  desktop-file-utils         0.23-4
ii  gnome-control-center-data  1:3.30.3-2~deb10u1
ii  gnome-desktop3-data
ii  gnome-settings-daemon      3.30.2-3
ii  gsettings-desktop-schemas  3.28.1-1
ii  libaccountsservice0        0.6.45-2
ii  libatk1.0-0                2.30.0-2
ii  libc6                      2.28-10
ii  libcairo-gobject2          1.16.0-4
ii  libcairo2                  1.16.0-4
ii  libcanberra-gtk3-0         0.30-7
ii  libcanberra0               0.30-7
ii  libcheese-gtk25            3.31.90-1
ii  libcheese8                 3.31.90-1
ii  libclutter-1.0-0           1.26.2+dfsg-10
ii  libclutter-gtk-1.0-0       1.8.4-4
ii  libcolord-gtk1             0.1.26-2
ii  libcolord2                 1.4.3-4
ii  libcups2                   2.2.10-6+deb10u1
ii  libfontconfig1             2.13.1-2
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0         2.38.1+dfsg-1
ii  libglib2.0-0               2.58.3-2+deb10u2
ii  libgnome-bluetooth13       3.28.2-4~deb10u1
ii  libgnome-desktop-3-17
ii  libgoa-1.0-0b              3.30.1-2
ii  libgoa-backend-1.0-1       3.30.1-2
ii  libgrilo-0.3-0             0.3.7-1
ii  libgtk-3-0                 3.24.5-1
ii  libgtop-2.0-11             2.38.0-4
ii  libgudev-1.0-0             232-2
ii  libibus-1.0-5              1.5.19-4+deb10u1
ii  libkrb5-3                  1.17-3
ii  libmm-glib0                1.10.0-1
ii  libnm0                     1.14.6-2+deb10u1
ii  libnma0                    1.8.20-1.1
ii  libpango-1.0-0             1.42.4-7~deb10u1
ii  libpangocairo-1.0-0        1.42.4-7~deb10u1
ii  libpolkit-gobject-1-0      0.105-25
ii  libpulse-mainloop-glib0    12.2-4+deb10u1
ii  libpulse0                  12.2-4+deb10u1
ii  libpwquality1              1.4.0-3
ii  libsecret-1-0              0.18.7-1
ii  libsmbclient               2:4.9.5+dfsg-5+deb10u1
ii  libsoup2.4-1               2.64.2-2
ii  libupower-glib3            0.99.10-1
ii  libwacom2                  0.32-1
ii  libwayland-server0         1.16.0-1
ii  libx11-6                   2:1.6.7-1
ii  libxi6                     2:1.7.9-1
ii  libxml2                    2.9.4+dfsg1-7+b3

Versions of packages gnome-control-center recommends:
ii  cracklib-runtime              2.9.6-2
ii  cups-pk-helper                0.2.6-1+b1
ii  gkbd-capplet                  3.26.1-1
ii  gnome-online-accounts         3.30.1-2
ii  gnome-user-docs               3.30.2-1
ii  gnome-user-share              3.28.0-2
ii  iso-codes                     4.2-1
ii  libcanberra-pulse             0.30-7
ii  libnss-myhostname             241-7~deb10u2
ii  mousetweaks                   3.12.0-5
ii  network-manager-gnome         1.8.20-1.1
ii  policykit-1                   0.105-25
ii  pulseaudio-module-bluetooth   12.2-4+deb10u1
ii  realmd                        0.16.3-2
ii  rygel                         0.36.2-4
ii  system-config-printer-common  1.5.11-4

Versions of packages gnome-control-center suggests:
ii  gnome-software           3.30.6-5
ii  gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio  1.14.4-1
ii  libcanberra-gtk-module   0.30-7
ii  libcanberra-gtk3-module  0.30-7
ii  x11-xserver-utils        7.7+8

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