Multiple authentication prompts appear to enter root password when accessing system via Xvnc or Xdmcp

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Why is the system asking to enter the root user's password to enable color mapped devices when accessing a remote (Xvnc, Xdmcp) session.
  • Window asks for password with message:
Authentication is required to create a colord managed device
  • System is asking to enter root user's password to refresh system repositories. The following message window appears on login:
Authentication required to refresh system repositories.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8
  • Polkit
  • Xdmcp
  • tigervnc-server

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