RFC: Moving KWallet Password dialog into Plasma

Valentin Rusu kde-fe30HyTFdNdhl2p70BpVqQ at public.gmane.org
Sat Aug 4 21:49:28 BST 2012

On 07/24/2012 02:20 PM, Aurélien Gâteau wrote:
> Le vendredi 20 juillet 2012 17:58:04 Martin Gräßlin a écrit :
>> Providing a password safe and asking for the master password is also a
>> "system" service and should belong into the workspace.
>> So here my idea: let's move the password dialog into the desktop shell. Have
>> it as a so-called "persistent" notification popping out of the panel and be
>> shown on top of all other windows till the user either dismisses it or
>> enters the password.
> I like the idea, but I have to ask the annoying question: what happens when an
> application which needs access to the wallet is running outside of Plasma?
> Ideally we could hook into the running workspace password safe (gnome keyring,
> mac os keychain, windows equivalent if any). If I am not mistaken this is what
> the FDO secret storage spec [1] is about, but is it in a state we can rely on
> for KDE SC 4.10?

The ksecretsservice project (actually in playground) is the KDE 
implementation for this fd.o specification.
And yes, the password prompt is actually handled by the specific daemon 
For the moment it's state is not stable enough to let it go in 4.10, but 
hopefully I'll have more time for it one that "real life" project would 
let me more energy.

> Aurélien
> [1]: http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/secret-storage-spec

Valentin Rusu (IRC valir, KDE vrusu)
KSecretsService (former KSecretService, KWallet replacement)

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