Commit 0ad984a8 authored by David Zeuthen's avatar David Zeuthen

Add Python example

parent a72b5ba8
......@@ -40,10 +40,14 @@
As an example of code using the GObject API, see <xref linkend="cancel-example"/>.
For an example using the D-Bus API, see <xref linkend="polkit-raw-dbus-py"/>.
<example id="cancel-example"><title>Querying the Authority</title>
<programlisting><xi:include xmlns:xi="" parse="text" href="../../src/examples/cancel.c"><xi:fallback>FIXME: MISSING XINCLUDE CONTENT</xi:fallback></xi:include></programlisting>
<example id="polkit-raw-dbus-py"><title>Accessing the Authority via D-Bus</title>
<programlisting><xi:include xmlns:xi="" parse="text" href="../../src/examples/"><xi:fallback>FIXME: MISSING XINCLUDE CONTENT</xi:fallback></xi:include></programlisting>
<chapter id="polkit-agents">
......@@ -114,7 +114,6 @@
<xi:include href="../man/pkaction.xml"/>
<xi:include href="../man/pkexec.xml"/>
<xi:include href="../man/pklocalauthority.xml"/>
<xi:include href="../man/pklalockdown.xml"/>
<chapter id="polkit-hierarchy">
#!/usr/bin/env python
# Copyright (C) 2009 Red Hat, Inc.
# This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
# modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public
# License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
# version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
# This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
# Lesser General Public License for more details.
# You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General
# Public License along with this library; if not, write to the
# Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330,
# Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA.
# Author: David Zeuthen <>
# Simple example showing how to access the Authority via D-Bus calls
import dbus
bus = dbus.SystemBus()
proxy = bus.get_object('org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1', '/org/freedesktop/PolicyKit1/Authority')
authority = dbus.Interface(proxy, dbus_interface='org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1.Authority')
system_bus_name = bus.get_unique_name()
subject = ('system-bus-name', {'name' : system_bus_name})
action_id = 'org.freedesktop.policykit.exec'
details = {}
flags = 1 # AllowUserInteraction flag
cancellation_id = '' # No cancellation id
result = authority.CheckAuthorization(subject, action_id, details, flags, cancellation_id)
print result
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