Hi, I'm a newbie to this forum, but a long time Msecure user. I couldn't find any reference to Linux in the Forum discussions, so I'd like to request a Linux version of Msecure desktop. I can't bring myself to install Windows 10 and of course Msecure Desktop doesn't install on XP. But I've been migrating to Linux, and would love to take Msecure 5 with me. Thanks
would love an ubuntu version or at least browser extension
While we don't have plans for an Ubuntu version of mSecure, we are offering browser extension for Mac when mSecure 6 is released. We will also be offering them for Windows, but we are waiting for some changes Microsoft will be making for applications before they will be implemented on that platform.
I, too, would appreciate a linux app.
Thanks your feedback Stephen! Unfortunately, we still don't have plans for a Linux version of mSecure.
Yes, please PLEASE provide a linux client. Thanks!
I would also love to see Linux client of mSecure. (.deb)
Thanks very much for your feedback!
What about the idea to supply registered mSecure users a Windows installation file that can be installed under Wine in Linux?
I'm not familiar with Wine, or with Linux in general, but it is possible to sideload mSecure outside of the App Store. It's not something we do often, because it can be a difficult process, and it has some required files that make it possible to install a UWP app outside the store, so I'm not sure it would work for your purposes. Do you know if side-load files can be used to install in a Wine context on Linux?
Also, as soon as some big changes come from Microsoft, it will become possible to install mSecure from a file outside of the Microsoft Store again. They are supposed to be making it possible to have UWP-based apps usable outside of the Store, so when that functionality becomes available, we plan to incorporate that functionality for mSecure.
thanks for your answer. For the future that sounds good. As one can find after little searching, the UWP concept seems to have more or less failed or at least is neither polular under developers nor users. Therefore Microsoft has announced more flexibility in the future with the "Project Reunion". That could possibly solve the problem in a clean way - at least I hope that. How do you see this as professional developers?
Regarding a short-term solution in the sense of your question and this thread: I have little experience with Wine, especially not with the more recent versions (mainly because open source Linux software becomes better and better, and because there is VirtualBox to make seamless integration of Windows apps on Linux desktop possible). But as most users here, I would not boot a virtual Windows machine just to look up my password for a login in a Linux app. But doing it with the mSecure mobile app all the time is not much better either...
However, there are people who were successful in installing UWP apps under Wine. It does not sound too complicated. See this Blog entry: Is it possible to run Windows 10 UWP apps on Ubuntu? It did not try that yet for mSecure.
Do you think you can supply a solution on the basis of that concept?
It does look like the UWP experiment is going to be ditched here soon, at least in its current form. I'm sure the Microsoft Store will continue to operate, but the apps that are there will be able to be run like normal WPF apps, like it always should have been =) From our standpoint as developers, this couldn't happen soon enough. It turned out that UWP apps have quite a bit of functionality cut off from them due to sandboxing issues, and major work-arounds were needed for certain functionality. The main feature it affected is our browser extensions in the upcoming mSecure 6. We're having to wait on implementing those due to some restrictions that require very strange work-arounds. Since they are going to be unifying the app platforms soon, we decided to wait to implement the extensions instead of trying to implement those work-arounds.
As for solutions for Linux, so far as I'm aware, there aren't any aside from virtualization. It looks like in the article you sent, the may be some way to get files needed to install apps natively in Wine, but we definitely don't support anything like that, and I'm not sure how or if it would work at all for mSecure. If you can run Windows in VirtualBox though, it looks like that would work as that's simply installing mSecure into the Windows OS running virtually in Linux.