Quick Start Guide
Please see the sea-quick-start repository on GitHub for example usage.
The Secure Electron Adapter (SEA) targets the need for a completely open source means of developing secure, enterprise-class desktop applications. This technology is the means to host Web technology based (HTML5) applications directly on a computer desktop (versus within a consumer Web browser like Chrome or Edge). Specifically, this contribution offers a means to use Electron in a secured manner, making its use appropriate for the financial institution.
SEA provides a secure alternative to working directly with the Electron API. It acts as a firewall, intermediating API calls within a permission structure that obviates the risk of running third party content in a desktop agent.
It is open source, requiring no commercial software, relying exclusively on Electron and other NPM dependencies. Please see the `validate-license` npm script for an audit of the licenses used among dependencies.
The SEA project adheres to all of Electron's security recommendations by default and allows a developer to easily use common functionality that would otherwise require writing custom IPC messages in order to adhere to these recommendations.
SEA is currently a part of ChartIQ's commercial Finsemble offering. It was developed in 2018 and early 2019 as part of Finsemble's migration to run more purely on standard Electron capability. This is a production offering and the basis of current Finsemble client installations. It is our actively maintained product capability and we intend to continue evolving and maintaining it as such.