[foaf-protocols] Fwd: gnome-keyring Interacting with from java

Kingsley Idehen kidehen at openlinksw.com
Fri Apr 9 22:21:25 CEST 2010


Melvin Carvalho wrote:
> FYI
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: *Stef Walter* <stef-list at memberwebs.com 
> <mailto:stef-list at memberwebs.com>>
> Date: 2010/4/9
> Subject: Re: gnome-keyring Interacting with from java
> To: Dmitri Melnikov <dmitri807 at gmail.com 
> <mailto:dmitri807 at gmail.com>>, gnome-keyring-list at gnome.org 
> <mailto:gnome-keyring-list at gnome.org>
>
>
> Hi. I hope it's okay if I CC this to the gnome-keyring mailing list.
>
> On 04/02/2010 11:52 AM, Dmitri Melnikov wrote:
>
>     As I understand you are the main developer of the gnome-keyring
>     project.
>     I am currently working on a java project that requires a secure
>     storage for it's passwords.
>     I would like to ask if it's possible to talk with gnome-keyring over
>     DBUS using this java library:
>     http://dbus.freedesktop.org/doc/dbus-java/ ? If not, then how can
>     it be done?
>
>
> Yes, this can certainly be done. GNOME keyring uses the new Secret 
> Service API, and this is usable from DBus directly. This is a new, 
> mostly complete API and may have some rough edges or undocumented spots.
>
> http://people.gnome.org/~stefw/secrets/html/ 
> <http://people.gnome.org/%7Estefw/secrets/html/>
>
> The benefit of using this DBus API is that (eventually) your 
> application will also be able to talk to the various KDE password 
> storage components (KWallet).
>
> Additionally I believe (but have not verified) that the java-gnome has 
> bindings for gnome-keyring:
>
> http://java-gnome.sourceforge.net/
>
>     Also, I'm a bit confused about the difference between gnome-keyring
>     and seahorse, it seems
>     that they do the same thing but seahorse is used mainly for storing
>     keys and cannot store passwords.
>
>
> gnome-keyring is the daemon and backend infrastructure for password 
> and key storage. Seahorse is the user interface for password and key 
> management.
>
>     I'm sorry to trouble you but the information on the internet about the
>     subject is rather confusing.
>
>
> No worries. Sorry for the delay in responding.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Stef
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Melvin,

Do note one thing (immediately relevant or orthogonal), KDE 4.4 has 
Virtuoso as a core dependency, which implies FOAF+SSL is basically in 
place ready for use :-)

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