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Offline md3v

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« on: August 24, 2011, 11:22:26 PM »
I would like to request a solution for implementing a virtual keyboard for the RoundCube login interface. We run all of our RoundCube installations under HTTPS to provide connection security and encryption but a number of users access their webmail from Internet Cafe's and a virtual keyboard will provide them with additional protection against keyloggers.

I found a couple TRAC's regarding this:

#1332933 (Virtual Keyboard - patch included)
#1487448 (Add keyboardInput class to password input field for compatibility with virtual keyboard.)

But the mentioned http://webmail.syn-ack.org/ is no longer online.

I agree this should be a plugin.

Christopher.

Offline md3v

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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2011, 08:02:31 AM »
I've gone ahead and put together a Virtual Keyboard package for Roundcube 0.5.4, see: Roundcube Virtual Keyboard | m d3velopment

Offline rosali

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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2011, 08:57:16 AM »
Why didn't you code it as a plugin? Please provide a patch against default Roundcube.
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Offline md3v

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« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2011, 08:58:53 AM »
I'm not a coder. I hacked the solution together. Anyone is welcome pick this up and make a patch.

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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2011, 09:07:28 AM »
To port it to a plugin structure shouldn't be too hard. As far as I can see this could be done easily by jQuery (add class "keyboardInput" to "_pass" field, include "keyboard.js" and "keyboard.css").
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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2011, 03:55:11 AM »
This hack is now available as plugin.

It is skinable and supports localization. There is a glitch regarding automatic language association. The javascript stuff does not use standard language abbreviations. Maybe I'll adjust this later, but it would need a hack in the third party javascript stuff (I hate hacks making futures updates complicated).

Usage:
(*) Copy 'vkeyboard' into plugins folder
(*) Register in main.inc.php "plugins" array.
(*) Done

Download:

http://svn.mail4us.net/plugins/vkeyboard.zip

The above link will not be alive permanently. I'll bundle the plugin with next MyRoundcube plugins release.

@ Original author: If you want to host the plugin version yourself, just let me know.

EDIT: As you can see it is no magic to use Roundcube's powerful Plugin API instead of hacking around in the source code, which makes it hard to implement and maintain it.
« Last Edit: September 01, 2011, 03:45:18 PM by rosali »
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