sending authentication data over the bus
Miller, Douglas K. CONT NAVAIR 2109, 1, N139
douglas.k.miller at navy.mil
Thu Jul 29 11:56:16 PDT 2010
Great! Will it be open sourced?
From: dbus-bounces+douglas.k.miller=navy.mil at lists.freedesktop.org
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Behalf Of Thiago Macieira
Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2010 2:44 PM
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Subject: Re: sending authentication data over the bus
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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