[guardian-dev] Writing about SQLCipher

Nathan of Guardian nathan at guardianproject.info
Sun Feb 12 13:24:21 EST 2012

On 02/12/2012 01:18 PM, Mark Murphy wrote:
> I'll need something for my
> own sample app, anyway, and there are lots of questions about how to
> maintain login sessions like this (e.g., how do you time things out?).

Ultimately, you need to have the SQLCipher open instance inside of a
Service, not an Activity, so it stays open. Then you can close/lock it
as the user requires, or based on a timeout.

Otherwise, for less paranoid options, you can temporarily persists the
users passphrase in the Activity memory and use it to transparently
re-open the database onResume, etc.


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