sending authentication data over the bus
thiago at kde.org
Thu Jul 29 11:44:03 PDT 2010
On Thursday 29. July 2010 12.36.13 Rodrigo Moya wrote:
> I am working on an authentication service which, right now, is fired by
> apps requiring the authentication. This service retrieves the tokens for
> the user (OAuth tokens) and stores them in the GNOME keyring, and then
> signals the application making the call so that it can retrieve the
> tokens from the keyring.
> We were wondering if sending the tokens over the bus, to avoid having
> apps having to read the keyring, would be secure. So, is it? Can
> external apps (running as a different user on the same system) listen to
> the plain text communication over the bus?
Different users cannot connect to the session bus.
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