Interface Account.Interface.Hidden.DRAFT1

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Hidden b Read only Immutable
WARNING: This interface is outrageous and is likely to cause havoc to your API/ABI if bindings are generated. Do not include this interface in libraries that care about compatibility.
Added in 0.21.UNRELEASED. (draft 1)


An interface for flagging certain accounts as hidden, so that they do not appear in the account manager's standard lists of accounts. Accounts whose Hidden property is True are intended for non-interactive use (by non-user-visible services), and appear on the AccountManager.Interface.Hidden.DRAFT1 interface; in all other respects, they behave like any other account.


XMPP, in particular, is increasingly used for purposes other than instant messaging and VoIP. For instance, extensions exist for inter-device bookmark synchronization.

While obviously these services could re-use connections intended for instant messaging, in some cases you might want to use a different account. (Perhaps your bookmark sync provider is not your IM provider.) This API allows such auxiliary accounts to exist in Telepathy, while not being displayed in standard user interfaces for IM, VoIP, and friends.


Accessed using the org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties interface.

Hidden — b

Read only
This property is immutable which means that it can never change.

If True, this account is intended for non-interactive use, and thus should not be presented to the user. It will not appear in properties and signals on the main AccountManager interface; instead, it will show up on AccountManager.Interface.Hidden.DRAFT1.