Introduction to GNOME Online Accounts

The GNOME Online Accounts package contains a framework used to access the user's online accounts.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS 12.1 platform.

Package Information

GNOME Online Accounts Dependencies


Gcr-3.41.2, JSON-GLib-1.8.0, rest-0.9.1, Vala-0.56.14, and WebKitGTK-2.42.5



GTK-Doc-1.33.2, MIT Kerberos V5-1.21.2, and Valgrind-3.22.0

Installation of GNOME Online Accounts



The Google API Key and OAuth tokens below are specific to LFS. If using these instructions for another distro, or if you intend to distribute binary copies of the software using these instructions, please obtain your own keys following the instructions located at

Install GNOME Online Accounts by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson setup                                           \
      --prefix=/usr                                   \
      --buildtype=release                             \
      -Dkerberos=false                                \
      -Dgoogle_client_secret=5ntt6GbbkjnTVXx-MSxbmx5e \ \
      .. &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

Command Explanations

--buildtype=release: Specify a buildtype suitable for stable releases of the package, as the default may produce unoptimized binaries.

-Dgoogle_*: These switches set the BLFS OAuth ID and secret for Google services.

-Dgtk_doc=true: Use this switch if you have GTK-Doc-1.33.2 installed and you wish to generate the API documentation.

-Dkerberos=true: Use this switch if you have installed MIT Kerberos V5-1.21.2 and wish to use it with GNOME Online Accounts.


Installed Programs: goa-daemon and goa-identity-service (library executables)
Installed Libraries: and
Installed Directories: /usr/include/goa-1.0, /usr/lib/goa-1.0, and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/goa (optional)

Short Descriptions


is the GNOME Online Accounts Daemon

contains the GNOME Online Accounts API functions

contains functions used by GNOME Online Accounts backends