when i switch users from my ‘wheel’ user to a standard user and then back to my ‘wheel’ user i get a pop up saying ‘authentication is required to update metadata’ and even when i authorize this it keeps asking. i can also cancel but this message comes up several times.
what is causing this and how do i fix it? could this be any type of security breach?
my laptop has a fingerprint scanner and i have set that up for the sudo user
It doesn’t sound like a breach. It sounds like polkit isn’t passing the right auth to PackageKit to check for software updates, in which case, this is a bug and should be reported.
i turned off auto update for the system as well as extensions and this seems to have fixed the issue. i think the non sudo/wheel user was trying to check for updates and perhaps this should be fixed by fedora to be a default for standard users