[guardian-dev] Orbot / NetCipher sending status newnym for identity

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at guardianproject.info
Tue May 29 09:35:09 EDT 2018

I believe you can do that by choosing a random username/password to the
SOCKS port, but most things need to use HTTP Proxy.  It would be great
to have newnym well supported in NetCipher, but I don't think it
currently is.


> Hey guardian-dev,
> I was hoping someone can point me in the right direction for
> NetCipher/Orbot and the ability for other android applications using
> netcipher to have the ability to issue a new identity.
> I personally like this idea, but I could see how if you had multiple
> applications all with specific use cases for changing identities, it
> could be end up hurting the performance.
> Either way I'd like to see how it could be done, Either from
> implementing in NetCipher or from overriding in a specific application.
> So please correct my following assumptions if they are incorrect.
> From my understanding this file
> NetCipher-repo/libnetcipher/src/info/guardianproject/netcipher/proxy/OrbotHelper.java
> is where we (I) would implement something calling the newIdentity
> function
> orbot-repo/orbotservice/src/main/java/org/torproject/android/service/TorService.java#L1300
> Then once I've created the new identity function called newIdentity in
> OrbotHelper, then I should just be able to call it in the application
> doing something along the lines of OrbotHelper.newIdentity()
> My reasoning behind wanting something like this is for when you have
> multiple-accounts on a singular platform. i.e. Swapping accounts on the
> same Mastodon instance, or swapping Reddit accounts, so then each
> account does not share the same exit node.
> Am I looking in the right places?
> Cheers
> Tim
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