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

Melvin Carvalho melvincarvalho at gmail.com
Fri Apr 9 22:46:20 CEST 2010


2010/4/9 Kingsley Idehen <kidehen at openlinksw.com>

> 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/><
>> 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 :-)
>

Wow, didnt know that.  That's HUGE! :)


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