[Mono-list] secure credential storage

Edward Ned Harvey (mono) edward.harvey.mono at clevertrove.com
Fri Jul 12 20:53:39 UTC 2013

> From: mono-list-bounces at lists.ximian.com [mailto:mono-list-
> bounces at lists.ximian.com] On Behalf Of Edward Ned Harvey (mono)
> The goal is for an application to be able to securely store credentials (for
> example, credentials to access some online service. When you connect to a
> service, and click the checkbox "remember my password.")  Such as mac
> keychain, gnome keyring, and whatever windows uses.  "Secure" means the
> information is inaccessible at *least* by other users, encrypted on disk (with
> sufficient salting & stretching etc), and ideally, even inaccessible by other
> applications or corrupted versions of my application, etc.  But that seems
> likely too much to hope for.

Based on my reading today, it seems, it's unrealistic to expect cross-platform code.  To use mac keychain, or gnome keyring, you use specialized classes for that purpose, which are not the same as what you do in windows.

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