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 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


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I used to use evernote and the lack of a Linux client was not so much of a problem because the Web interface was pretty decent. Might that happen?

@Robert Unfortunately, at this time, I don't foresee us building a Linux version of mSecure anytime soon. It's possible it could happen in the future, but now is definitely not the time to take on this type of venture. I do thank you for your feedback, and I'm sorry I don't have better news.

Also would like a Linux version of mSecure.  Have been using mSecure on W10/7 etc for many years but time to move to Linux and so, unfortunately it seems, will have to move away from mSecure.


Thanks,

Sstill no use (anymore) of msecure.  Secure "own solution" adopted. Sorry, enjoy the "happy" and "unaware"  OSX/Windows/Iphone/Android customers.

Still no plans for Linux, but browser plugins will be here for Mac at first release of v6 and will be available for Windows in a future release of v6.

Make an amazing solution better by supporting LINUX ....


Please reconsider a LINUX version and especially for Ubuntu.... your competitors offer this and Browser plug-ins!



Excellent!  Then my best greetings to your active and non-active plans. 

(passively looking for alternatives on linux)

Thanks for your input Fabio! Still no active plans for a Linux client, but it's always on our radar.

I have been using msecure 5 happily on my androids and OSX mojave computers.


Since BigSur now introduced the brilliant idea to send hashes at any OSX app starts (and whatever else) I decided to stop using OSX and I already migrated the (luckily mainly java based) stuff from that OSX BigSur to an Ubuntu 20 on the same iMac hardware. Works like a charm. But now every time I need to grab a password I need to switch via e.g. nomachine to another OSX computer having an mSecure instance running. Even if mSeven did not "prioritize" it, now missing mSecure on the linux computer is a real loss of time for me (sorry).


So please CONSIDER seriously  ASAP the linux platform!


Thanks and nice work so far :)

Hi Oliver,

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.

Hello Mike,

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?

Hi Oliver,

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.

What about the idea to supply registered mSecure users a Windows installation file that can be installed under Wine in Linux?

Thanks very much for your feedback!

 I would also love to see Linux client of mSecure. (.deb)


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