A common VFS and a Common conf-system [Part II]

Alexander Larsson alexl at redhat.com
Thu Mar 3 16:57:02 EET 2005

On Thu, 2005-03-03 at 09:03 -0500, Sean Middleditch wrote:
> I would argue then that the daemon can forward the information about
> the process to the keyring, or that they keyring can tie in better to
> the daemon.  My plan was to make the daemon talk to an external helper
> over D-BUS (or a more direct protocol if necessary for security -
> haven't looked at that in depth yet), so gnome could provide such a
> helper that used the keyring.  Making sure that the actual
> applications never touch the authentication information is something
> I'm rather keen on - it really can eliminate an entire class of
> security holes and information leaks.

There are things you can't easily forward though, such as a selinux

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