polkit  0.118
About: Polkit is a toolkit for defining and handling authorizations. It is used for allowing unprivileged processes to communicate with privileged processes.
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polkit is a toolkit for defining and handling authorizations.  It is
used for allowing unprivileged processes to speak to privileged


Latest documentation, reference manual and API description of polkit can be found at



Older releases of polkit (until 0.115) are available in compressed tarballs from


Latest releases are available in compressed tarballs from


To verify the authenticity of the compressed tarball, use this command

 $ gpg --verify polkit-$(VERSION).tar.gz.sign polkit-$(VERSION).tar.gz
 gpg: Signature made Tue 23 Apr 2019 04:19:29 PM CEST using RSA key ID FFDCE258
 gpg: Good signature from "Jan Rybar (Red Hat) "

Public key available here


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