Cockpit cannot manage VMs when libvirt uses polkit as access_driver

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • libvirtd.conf has been configured to use polkit as the access_driver.
  • Cockpit cannot longer manage VMs even if connecting as root.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 8.4
  • cockpit-machines-238.2-1.el8.noarch
  • libvirt-6.0.0-35.module+el8.4.0+10230+7a9b21e4.x86_64
  • libvirt-dbus-1.3.0-2.module+el8.3.0+6423+e4cb6418.x86_64

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