[Owncloud] ownCloud + GNOME

Florian H├╝lsmann fh at cbix.de
Mon Sep 24 00:21:16 UTC 2012

I'm also really interested in OAuth for ownCloud and would still propose 
an integration into the core library with a public API (like 
OCP\OAuth...) so OC apps can provide their data for native clients using 
OAuth authentication. In fact I was once working on a Tomboy sync server 
app for ownCloud but gave up implementing the OAuth part :-/

But I know that Michael Gapczynski <mtgap at owncloud.com> was also working 
on OAuth implementation, we've had some discussion on this...

Regarding your specific case (GNOME applications): *DAV use HTTP basic 
(or even digest?) auth anyways, so OAuth ain't needed here, sadly. And 
SSO is no hard question here, because all remote protocols use the same 
user/password. This means you can easily ask for ownCloud URI, user and 
password in your GNOME Online Accounts manager and write it into 
configurations for Nautilus, Evolution etc.

Looking forward to further GNOME innovations,


Am 24.09.2012 00:21, schrieb Debarshi Ray:
> Hello everybody! Greetings from GNOME.
> There has been some interest in using and integrating ownCloud in GNOME:
> https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=660573
> https://mail.gnome.org/archives/gnome-infrastructure/2012-September/msg00015.html
> As the GNOME Online Accounts (GNOME's single sign-on framework) maintainer, I
> am interested in enabling applications to work with users' ownCloud instances.
> For the SSO we need to decide how to store and verify the user's credentials
> so that different applications can use it to do their own thing. eg., Nautilus
> would show files over WebDAV, Evolution would show the addressbook and calendar
> over CardDAV and CalDAV, and so on.
> Usually this is an OAuth token or a password.
> I see that http://gitorious.org/owncloud/pages/Home#General mentions OAuth.
> What are the plans regarding it? Can we expect it to happen within the next
> couple of months so that we can have all the pieces in place for GNOME 3.8 in
> March?
> Or, do you recommend that we just ask for the user's password?
> Happy hacking,
> Debarshi
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