[Authentication] Proposal for a common secrets handling in web browsers
lemma at confuego.org
Wed Jul 15 15:07:17 PDT 2009
On Wednesday 15 July 2009 22:46:54 Guillaume Martres wrote:
> Le mercredi 15 juillet 2009 22:10:23, Stef Walter a écrit :
> > Guillaume Martres wrote:
> > >>> It would be available using
> > >>> org.freedesktop.Secrets.Service.NetworkCollection
> > >>
> > >> Not sure I understand what you mean by this. Could you elaborate
> > >> further? Obviously an application has the choice to make/use any
> > >> collection it desires.
> > >
> > > The goal is that browsers share their secrets, so that you can switch
> > > browsers and still have access to all your secrets.
> > Cool. I see so in addition to DefaultCollection there would be a
> > NetworkCollection (or BrowserCollection) property for the object path to
> > browser secrets? Interesting.
> > Or do we need a way of marking collections and discovering which one
> > should be used for these well known purposes?
> As there probably isn't going to be a lot of those cross-applications
> collections, being able to access them via property seem enough to me.
I agree with Guillaume (though I guess he meant object path). Having a second
alias objectpath seems enough for the moment unless we find more needs of that
kind (eg. I wouldn't want Evolution and KMail to share my IMAP account secrets
:-)). This paradigm only seems to apply to applications (some) users are
likely to switch often.
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