Q1. What is the enhancement required?
Passbolt should have it’s own Desktop Application on Mac and Windows.
Passbolt should be available on Windows Store & Mac AppStore, because it’s worth it.
Q2 - Who is impacted?
Users with lot of heavy application that works only on Desktop are impacted,
because Passbolt browser extensions do fill password only on Website.
Q3 - Why is it important and/or urgent?
Desktop applications are the guarantee of quality and security.
Q4 - What is your proposed solution?
It would be great to manage password, lock/unlock the vault directly from the Desktop App.
Browser extensions would be lock/unlock in real time.
And provide one more layer of security with Biometry
For my concern browser extensions should only work as an extension of the real Passbolt Desktop App. The browser should not have access to all passwords, it should only see if the vault is lock or unlock and only ask for the asked password with biometry confirmation.
As an IT solutions installer, we manage several agencies and two hospitals. And it is always very difficult to convince them about a password safe area in the browser.
The prerequisites for hospitals are heavy and secure applications, local server, with double DMZ.
Especially with critical things like passwords.
In my case only 4 of 27 agencies was convince to have passwords in the brower.
And I had to role back to a different approach for 3 companies,
So now I am always asking if all the things in the browser, is good for them.
What do you expect? Yeah I am using the new .Met MAUI framework, and seems fit the needs of a Desktop Application.
You know Microsoft just integrate the natives .Net for Mac & .Net WinUi
And all of this can be called from .Net MAUI.
One interface, one repository, one cryptographic lugage for 2 Desktop Application (Mac/Win)
Glad to see this thread!
I am searching an european alternative to Kaspersky Password Manager.
I found this link european-alternatives.eu. It bring me to Passbolt!
I tried each one, none have a real desktop application except Padloc, but it is a web application disguised behind electron, no autofill, no biometry, not good for me.
So we do not have a real european alternative with a strong desktop application…
I am so discouraged on my search…
This is not a very friendly way to contribute to this forum. In the other thread other browsers where mentioned, and we shipped Edge for example, because it requires less custom work than safari. There was an attempt at building the Safari extension which people did on their free time, and it was too buggy to be shipped / would be hard to maintain under the manifest v2 architecture, therefore it will be shipped once manifest v3 is ready.
You want things to move faster, we do as well. No need to be passive agressive with us.
@remy Because it’s essential for me to have that.
I would like to know if you program this to be available next year, end of 2023?
Do you have a roadmap for this?
Do you have a github repository for the Desktop Application part, to follow?
Hi @Phenek yes to end of the year 2023 but must most likely before. Q2 would be realistic goal at the moment (we’re hiring in that direction).
We don’t have a repository at the moment, we have not selected the technology yet, but so far the consensus seems to push forward an electron app as we would be able to reuse most of the work we did for the browser extension. There are obviously some security considerations we need to look at more closely. There are some disadvantages also, for example not being able to / harder to be in the appstore.
Yeah I eard a lot about Electron vulnerabilities.
I will follow this thread until you select the technology.
Thanks for your speed answer.
Just a quick update that we started working on this in Q1 2023. So we’ll share the results of our initial technical / security investigations and the code of a partial POC as soon as it’s ready. You will then be able to provide feedback as we move next to the design phase.