Managing Application Privileges
Some operations with Dr.Web for Linux can be performed in graphics mode only if the application has elevated privileges (administrative privileges) that correspond to the superuser permissions. Among such actions are the following:
1. moved to the system quarantine (that is, to the non-user quarantine )
2. of files and directories of other users (in particular, of superuser)
3. SpIDer Guard
4. SpIDer Gate
5. of a license key file, from the central protection server
All pages that provide for actions requiring elevated privileges contain a special button with a lock icon. The icon indicates whether or not the application has superuser privileges:
Once you click the icon for privilege elevation, the user authentication window opens.
Picture 52. Authentication window
To grant the application administrative privileges, you need to authenticate as a user whose account is included in administrator group of Dr.Web for Linux, or as a superuser (system account root) and click OK. To cancel the privilege elevation, click Cancel. Clicking the Help button displays a short help text describing how to authenticate. To hide the text, click the Help button again.
Switching from administrative privileges to user rights does not require authentication.