What’s new in GnuTLS 3.7.0

On behalf of the GnuTLS team, I am pleased to present GnuTLS 3.7.0, the first cut of the 3.7 series. This is the result of several months of planning and work by 25 contributors and includes feature enhancements and behavior changes, such as removal of deprecated functions and tightening of system requirements. In this entry, […]

libsecret is accepting Outreachy interns as well

Like other projects in GNOME, libsecret also has an open project for Outreachy internship: Create a portable library for reading/writing libsecret keyring format. libsecret is a library that allows applications to store/retrieve user secrets (typically passwords). While it usually works as a client against a separate D-Bus service, it can also use a local file […]

Secrets management for Flatpak applications

At this year’s GUADEC, I talked about how Flatpak applications could manage user secrets such as passwords. It has now been summarized as an article on opensource.com: TL;DR, the points are: If your app is using libsecret and you are willing to avoid unnecessary exposure of D-Bus Secret Service API to Flatpak sandboxes, we recommend […]

Talk on TLS 1.3 APIs

I have been recently working on TLS (Transport Layer Security) libraries, in particular GnuTLS and NSS. For the last few years there had been a lot of activities in upstream implementing the latest standard, which officially came out as TLS 1.3. While the protocol design drastically changed from TLS 1.2, applications usually don’t need to […]