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Eclipse Plug-in Developer Guide
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Secure strorage modules

Identifier:
org.eclipse.equinox.security.secureStorage

Description:
Describes implementation of the Equinox secure storage module.

Configuration Markup:

<!ELEMENT extension ( provider)>

<!ATTLIST extension

point CDATA #REQUIRED

id    CDATA #REQUIRED

name  CDATA #IMPLIED

>


<!ELEMENT provider ( hint*)>

<!ATTLIST provider

class       CDATA #REQUIRED

priority    CDATA #REQUIRED

description CDATA #IMPLIED

>

  • class - Class implementing password provider interface. The class must extend the org.eclipse.equinox.security.storage.provider.PasswordProvider class.
  • priority - The integer number 0 to 10 describing priority of this password provider, with 0 being the lowest priority. Newly created secure preferences will use the password provider with the highest priority. If multiple providers have the same priority, an arbitrary provider among them will be selected.
  • description - Optional text describing to the user functionality of this password provider.

<!ELEMENT hint EMPTY>

<!ATTLIST hint

value (AutomaticPasswordGeneration)

>

  • value - To help secure storage optimize workflows, providers that acquire master passwords without input from the user the should specify AutomaticPasswordGeneration hint.

Examples:

   <extension
         id=
"custom"

         point=
"org.eclipse.equinox.security.secureStorage"
>
      <provider
            class=
"com.xyz.PasswordProvider"

            priority=
"7"
>
      </provider>
   </extension>

Supplied Implementation:

The org.eclipse.equinox.security.ui bundle supplies default password provider that prompts user to enter the password.

The org.eclipse.equinox.security.win32.x86 fragment provides Windows OS integration.


Copyright (c) 2008 IBM Corporation and others.
All rights reserved. This program and the accompanying materials are made available under the terms of the Eclipse Public License v1.0 which accompanies this distribution, and is available at https://www.eclipse.org/legal/epl-v10.html


 
 
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