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: 7
Popularity: 0.188074
First Submitted: 2016-03-02 13:46
Last Updated: 2018-05-17 19:39

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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?

alium commented on 2018-02-25 18:03

@Almindor: show me your config, please

cat ~/.config/pulse/

Almindor commented on 2018-02-25 16:50

@alium: updated to latest skype gain. Deleted .config in /home/_skype

Devices are detected ok now however actual call audio doesn't work (incoming). My microphone works but I can't hear the other side. Oddly tho I can hear "system" sounds like an incoming call alert or if I call out the ringing sound. But as soon as the call is started no incoming audio (other side does hear me).

If I use skype directly everything works ok.

alium commented on 2018-02-18 18:09

@Almindor: still all works for me, sorry

try delete all in /home_skype and run sskype again

Almindor commented on 2018-02-18 16:59

@alium: I'm o 8.15.04 and it still does not detect the microphone via sskype. Works ok on it's own. The _skype user is in groups: video audio _skype

Utini commented on 2018-02-13 19:45

But what does it do? What is its purpose?

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