Brussels / 2 & 3 February 2013


Ubuntu Online Accounts for application developers

UOA is an accounts and authentication framework for Ubuntu and other Linux distributions, based on the core accounts-sso project which was first developed for MeeGo and used in the Nokia N9:

Above the core is the UI layer, including a settings panel applet and common authentication agent, providing the user interaction to the underlying framework:

I will cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Introduction to some basic terminology
  • High-level overview of the Online Accounts framework
  • Demonstration of UOA integration in Shotwell, Unity and Empathy
  • Summary of integration points for application developers, including addition of a new authentication plugin for an online service
  • Current and future developments in the project

I am hoping to split the talk roughly equally between developer and user-oriented topics.


David King