- From: Stef Walter <stefw gnome org>
- To: "desktop-devel-list gnome org" <desktop-devel-list gnome org>, gnome-announce-list gnome org
- Subject: Announcing libsecret
- Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 18:11:45 +0200
libsecret is a library for storing and retrieving passwords and other
secrets. It communicates with the "Secret Service" using DBus.
gnome-keyring and ksecretservice are both implementations of a Secret
libsecret replaces libgnome-keyring. libsecret works with multiple
threads, is introspectable, and uses proper async model. It also has
GDBus style proxy objects for various keyrings and items on the server.
As time permits I'll be coming around and posting patches for various
projects that use libgnome-keyring to migrate them to libsecret.
libsecret is not all stable yet. It has a basic password storage and
retrieval API, which is (hopefully) stable:
There's a more complete API for power users (like seahorse), which isn't
The goal is to use this 3.4 cycle to figure out any further issues with
the libsecret API, and fix them up. Hopefully we can have something
stable by 3.6
Source: http://git.gnome.org/libsecret 
Documentation: http://people.gnome.org/~stefw/libsecret-docs/ 
 Code importation not yet completed, as I want to have the liberty to
be able to make drastic changes for the next few weeks...
 Obviously this will go into developer.gnome.org
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