Setting up accounts-sso
Accounts-SSO is the framework we are using to store secrets (tokens, passwords) and for storing Accounts (small pieces of information containing a name, a provider, etc).
First of all set up your paths, that allows to easily just copy-paste the rest from below. This is needed for the set-up only, not for the runtime. However, it uses D-BUS activation, so make sure the path you set for ACCOUNTS_PREFIX allows for D-BUS autostarting (ie. $ACCOUNTS_PREFIX/share/dbus-1/services is loaded by D-BUS).
export ACCOUNTS_PREFIX=your path here export ACCOUNTS_LIBDIR=your lib dir here
export ACCOUNTS_PREFIX=/opt/kde export ACCOUNTS_LIBDIR=/opt/kde/lib
This is a fairly simply yet powerful framework, it stores all information into a sqlite database and then propagates the modifications using dbus so all applications using libaccounts will be aware of the modifications.
The first thing to compile is libaccounts-glib, which is the code implementing all the Read/Write/Notification of Accounts:
git clone https://code.google.com/p/accounts-sso.libaccounts-glib/ libaccounts-glib cd libaccounts-glib ./autogen.sh --prefix=$ACCOUNTS_PREFIX --enable-debug make make install
This is the Qt bindings for libaccounts-glib, it uses qmake :/
git clone https://code.google.com/p/accounts-sso.libaccounts-qt/ libaccounts-qt cd libaccounts-qt qmake PREFIX=$ACCOUNTS_PREFIX LIBDIR=$ACCOUNTS_LIBDIR make install
Note that at this very day libaccounts-qt qmake does **NOT** support compiling the library outside the source directory, this means that the command qmake must be executed within the root of libaccounts-qt and not for example in a build directory.
Single Sign On is the part of the framework responsable for storing and obtaining credentials. It stores the credentials in a secure way (in case of KDE within KWallet) and has a plugin system to do authentication in most common cases such oauth/2 or simple user and password.
An interface can be plugged into SSO, at this moment we are using ubuntu's implementation signon-ui.
This includes a daemon that will be dbus activated and will offer a set of dbus api to access to credentials and to authenticate to services (google/facebook oauth or owncloud user/password). Within this same repo there is a Qt library that we'll use in our applications to talk to the daemon.
git clone https://code.google.com/p/accounts-sso.signond/ signond qmake PREFIX=$ACCOUNTS_PREFIX LIBDIR=$ACCOUNTS_LIBDIR make install
Note: Since signond is *dbus* activated be sure that the file `com.google.code.AccountsSSO.SingleSignOn.service` is in a location where dbus can find it (usually /usr/share/dbus-1/services)
In order for sigond to talk to KWallet we need a plugin for it, otherwise it will store secrets (tokens and passwords) in plain text
git clone git://anongit.kde.org/signon-kwallet-extension.git mkdir signon-kwallet-extension/build cd signon-kwallet-extension/build cmake ../ -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=$ACCOUNTS_PREFIX make install
This plugin makes signond able to deal with oauth2 authentication
git clone https://code.google.com/p/accounts-sso.signon-plugin-oauth2/ signon-plugin-oauth2 mkdir signon-plugin-oauth2/build cd signon-plugin-oauth2/build qmake .. PREFIX=$ACCOUNTS_PREFIX LIBDIR=$ACCOUNTS_LIBDIR make install
At the moment we are u sing Ubuntu's UI which is under CLA and hosted in Launchpad. We don't plan to use this for a long time but at the moment it works.
bzr branch lp:signon-ui cd signon-ui qmake PREFIX=$ACCOUNTS_PREFIX LIBDIR=$ACCOUNTS_LIBDIR make install
Note that this project does **NOT** support out of tree builds
This are the providers and services that at this very moment we provide support for. For example in Facebook we support Chat, Contacts Calendar... for what we need a facebook.provider and chat/contacts/calendar.service files. This is basically a bunch of icons and .xml files
git clone kde:kaccounts-providers --branch frameworks mkdir kaccounts-providers/build cd kaccounts-providers/build cmake ../ -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=$ACCOUNTS_PREFIX make install
This is a support library, a kcm module and a daemon running in the background.
git clone kde:kaccounts-integration --branch frameworks mkdir kaccounts-integration/build cd kaccounts-integration/build cmake ../ -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=$ACCOUNTS_PREFIX make install