Package Details: skype-secure 3.1-1

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Package Base: skype-secure
Description: Restricting Skype for Linux access
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Licenses: custom
Provides: sskype
Submitter: alium
Maintainer: None
Last Packager: alium
Votes: 12
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2016-03-02 13:46 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2018-05-17 19:39 (UTC)

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kkl2401 commented on 2022-06-22 11:36 (UTC)

Why is there exec on the third line of the sskype script? This leads to the fourth line never being executed; in other words, the xhost settings for _skype will remain active even after the script finishes.

Utini commented on 2022-02-14 19:04 (UTC)

This doesn't seem to work anymore? There is no error, just a short flashing of skype and then instantly quitting.

ravenblackdusk commented on 2021-02-22 13:33 (UTC)

after updating to 'skypeforlinux-stable-bin' I cannot make or receive calls with skype-secure. using the regular skypeforlinux-stable-bin executable works though. any solutions?

ravenblackdusk commented on 2020-11-24 05:26 (UTC)

@alium: I'm using this on manjaro and using the application shortcut in the whisker menu doesn't work. I have to run 'sskype %U' in a terminal and then enter my password; and then I have to enter my skype credentials to login.

Utini commented on 2020-10-25 19:40 (UTC)

Is this any more secure than using skypeforelinux with firejail? I am asking because out-of-the-box this skype version is not included/sandboxed by firejail.

alium commented on 2018-07-22 21:20 (UTC)

@Astaoth: yes, a special user is used for running Skype within one's normal environment. Permissions will have to be set to ensure your home directory is not readable by the special Skype user.

Astaoth commented on 2018-07-21 11:56 (UTC)

Hi, How is restricted Skype ? With a special user ?

alium commented on 2018-05-18 06:56 (UTC)


I am install newest version of skypeforlinux ( and skype-secure (i have not installed) and all works normally, without problems with login/logout.

Try uninstall skypeforlinux-stable-bin, skype-secure, delete _sskype (if still exist) and install again.

Marc.2377 commented on 2018-05-18 06:22 (UTC)

@alium thanks for updating quickly!

I already upgraded, but still - sadly - it keeps logging me out. It's weird because, when launched, the window loads as if I'm logged in, but a second or two latter, it logs out.

I'll try to investigate this next week; if you have any clues on where to look, please let me know ;) regards

alium commented on 2018-05-17 19:35 (UTC) (edited on 2018-05-17 19:36 (UTC) by alium)


  1. Thanks for info about icon name, i am changed it.

2.+3 - entry in /etc/sudoers.d will do it, that you need not every time typing your password to unlock - i will change it for wheel group users only, not for ALL