LXQt Wallet,a KWallet Like Library For Secure Storage Of Secrets
- Date: Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:02:16 +0300
- From: ".. ink .." <mhogomchungu@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: LXQt Wallet,a KWallet Like Library For Secure Storage Of Secrets
I recently came across this discussion in this mailing list and
though of sharing my library that solves some of the
problems of KWallet. The API for the library is here and its more
or less a rip off of KWallet API since it does the same thing
and offers the same functionality.
The library offers three backend: kwallet,libsecret and an internal
backend and users have a choice of what backend to use
depending on their use case.
The different between the internal backend and libsecret/kwallet
backends is that the application that uses the library gets its own
instance of the internal backend and hence application A can not
access application B's secrets simply because application B
has its wallet open.This is the core difference of the internal
backend and its the main reason for the existence of the library.
I think KWallet should offer the same ability,an option for users to
select a shared wallet(current behavior) and a private wallet.
The library is in fedora and opensuse.