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: alium
Last Packager: alium
Votes: 12
Popularity: 0.030374
First Submitted: 2016-03-02 13:46
Last Updated: 2018-05-17 19:39

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ravenblackdusk commented on 2021-02-22 13:33

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

@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

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

@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

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

alium commented on 2018-05-18 06:56


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

@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


  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

Marc.2377 commented on 2018-05-17 19:13

@Utini See here:

Marc.2377 commented on 2018-05-17 19:11

Dear @alium, first of all, thanks for your package.

I have a couple of points...

  1. In the .desktop file, the icon name should be skypeforlinux.

  2. Since my last system upgrade, a week ago, when I launch skype-secure, it won't ask for my password to unlock the _skype user keyring. As a result, I have to login again to Skype every time. Do you have any suggestion on how to fix this?<br> [edit] I launched Seahorse as the _skype user and unlocked the keyring manually; the passwords are there, but Skype ignores them. Also deleted the existing entries but they were not re-created. Launching Skype with my own user account still works OK.

  3. Is an entry in /etc/sudoers.d really needed?