< Plasma Contents 1 Description 2 Use Cases 2.1 Configuring from WebAccounts 2.2 Configuring from an Application 3 Mockups 4 Source 5 TODO Description WebAccounts is the central place for configuring, editing and creating online accounts. From the Web Accounts interface the user should be able to configure once each of his accounts and get the possibility of configuring all applications at once with it. A Google account is a good example of why we need Web Accounts. Google provides tons of services that have a web interface but at the same they integrate into native applications in different ways. Examples: GMail --- KMail Calendar --- KOrganizer Contacts --- KAddressBook Tasks --- Zashin, KNotes, Plasma... Feeds --- Akregator IM --- Telepathy // Kopete G+ --- Choqok Before web accounts an user with a Google account had to configure it at least in 5 different applications using different wizards. With WebAccounts should be enough with 1 place and 1 wizard. Use Cases There are two different use cases which depend on from where the user is performing the action. Configuring from WebAccounts John Doe is a super social guy very active into the "internet's stuff" with an account in every social network out there, he has Google, Facebook, Twitter and Dropbox. After a fresh installation of his plasma desktop he goes to SystemSettings and opens WebAccont's KCM. From there, he will configure once each account and will enable all services. WebAccounts will take care of configuring Akonadi, Telepathy, creating network places etc. Configuring from an Application Julia is a programer, she doesn't like the social web so the only use she makes of her Google account is Jabber and GMail [email protected] So, to configure her account she opens KMail and use the not wizardy way of configuring a new account since she knows that GMail needs some tweaks. She configures separately IMAP and SMTP servers. KMail//Akonadi should be integrated with WebAccounts so somehow both services are merged under the same Account "[email protected]" and credentials are shared between both resources. After the email is configured, she proceeds to configure the Jabber account. She opens the ktp-kcm and selects "new GTak account". At that point Ktp should offer her to configure "[email protected]" since it is already in WebAccounts. She won't have to fill credentials again since [email protected] is already in webaccounts. Mockups Source Source code and ongoing work you can find on projects.kde.org. The preceeding link is dead; KAccounts Integration seems to replace it. TODO BoF at Akademy 2012 Retrieved from "https://community.kde.org/index.php?title=Plasma/Workspace/WebAccounts&oldid=71860" This page was last edited on 18 May 2016, at 05:43. Content is available under Creative Commons License SA 4.0 unless otherwise noted.