RFC: Moving KWallet Password dialog into Plasma

Aurélien Gâteau aurelien.gateau at free.fr
Tue Jul 24 13:20:48 BST 2012

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?


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

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