Why does Flatpak not require a password?

Flatpack is installing software, right?

Example: my distro (Ubuntu based) installed Brave and Chrome browser updates today, no password was required.

Isn’t sudo, or otherwise admin access, required to make system changes?

Asked By: Paulb


The per-user data is located under $HOME/.local/share/flatpak/, it doesn’t require sudo. From the reasons to use Flatpak is the rootless install:

Rootless install: elevated privileges are not required when installing a Flatpak application or a runtime.

Answered By: GAD3R
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