"Authentication is required to set the network proxy used for downloading packages..." popup message at login

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Issue

  • User is reciving a GUI pop-up messages that says the following, and asks for the root password at login:

    Alt text

  • When logging into a VNC session as user the following message is received:

    Authentication is required to set the network proxy used for downloading packages   
    An application is attempting to perofrm an action
    Action: org.freedesktop.packagekit.system-network-proxy-configure
    Vendor: The PackageKit Project
    

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • gnome-packagekit, several versions

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