"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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