Status of KSecretService

Jonathan Riddell jriddell at
Wed Mar 21 16:29:25 GMT 2012

On Wed, Mar 21, 2012 at 01:58:53PM +0100, Alex Fiestas wrote:
> What's the status of KSecretService ? is it stuck because of Frameworks?

It is a released part of KDE SC, but nobody seems to have packaged or
tested it.  I think it should be removed from KDE SC until it is
better tested.

> If I remember correctly the current Wallet API will still work right? should 
> we port applications to new api anyway?

Yes using the new API means we can finally have cross desktop password storage.  Gnome Keyring already supports secret service DBus API.

> Final question, does KSecretService have a new interface? or it uses KWallet's 

It has a new DBus API and a new library with API for clients.

In Kubuntu it's in the kubuntu-ppa/experimental PPA, I'm not aware of other distros that have packaged it.

There's also a list for it which is pretty quiet

ksecrets does not seem to have a GUI or config tool.


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