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Managing Password Vault Items

Provides the essentials to allow your users to manage their vault items within a vault

Vault Item Concept

The password vaults stores vault items. Vault items have a flexible interface, allowing any type of data to be securely stored. The client accepts an ItemInput and returns an ItemOutput which is similar to ItemInput, but includes metadata like id and encrypted secure fields. To learn more about decrypting secure fields, see Decrypting Secure Data.
Out of the box, Sudo Password Manager provides helpers to create established types with predefined fields; BankAccount, Contact, CreditCard, Document, DriversLicense, Membership, Passport, and SocialSecurityNumber. These are useful when wanting to use predefined objects and remove some of the extra work in creating a ItemInput. To learn more about what properties exist on the helper types, see the code documentation.
TypeScript
Swift
Kotlin
// SudoPasswordManager Defined item
const login: LoginInput = {
label: 'Sudo Platform',
url: 'anonyome.com',
password: 'i<3sudo_platform',
favorite: true,
customFields: [],
}
const loginInput: ItemInput = createLoginInput(login)
// output of helper function
{
label: 'Sudo Platform',
favorite: true,
hexColor: undefined,
type: 'login',
fields: [
{ name: 'user', label: undefined, type: 'string', value: '[email protected]' },
{ name: 'url', label: undefined, type: 'string', value: 'anonyome.com' },
{ name: 'password', label: undefined, type: 'password', unencryptedValue: 'i<3sudo_platform' },
{ name: 'otp', label: undefined, type: 'otp', unencryptedValue: undefined },
{ name: 'notes', label: undefined, type: 'secure', unencryptedValue: undefined },
]
}
// TODO
// SudoPasswordManager Defined Item
val login: VaultLogin = VaultLogin(
label = "Sudo Platform",
url = "anonyome.com",
password = "i<3sudo_platform",
favorite = true,
customFields = emtpyList()
)

Vault Item Fields

An ItemInput contains an array of FieldInput where data and passwords are stored. A FieldInput is an object that contains some metadata about the type and how to store the property. For example, a SecureField will ensure that the secureValue is encrypted, whereas a StringField will not attempt to encrypt the value.
TypeScript
Swift
Android
// Example of a field
const field = {
name: 'url', // the key or identifier for the field
label: 'Site URL', // optional property that is used to label the field to the user
type: 'string', // type of field object
value: 'sudoplatform.com', // the value to store
}
// TODO
// Example of creating a string-type field.
// Android provides helper methods to create different field types.
val field = createStringFieldInput(
name = "url", // the key or identifyier for the field
label = "Site URL", // optional property that used to label the field to the user
value = "sudoplatform.com" // the value to store
)

Retrieving Vault Items

To retrieve a list of vault items, use the listItems method. This method requires a vault identifier to retrieve the vault items. Additionally, if a user wants to get an individual item, an individual item can be fetched by using the vault id and the item id using the getItem method. In the JS SDK, there are functions to transform ItemOutput to the defined types; i.e. transformLoginOutput. iOS provides similar convenience by using class extensions.
TypeScript
Swift
Kotlin
try {
const vaultId = /* vault ID from createVault or listVaults */
const vaultItems = await client.listItems(vaultId)
} catch {
// Handle/notify user of errors
}
​
try {
const itemId = /* item ID from addItem or listItems */
const item = await client.getItem(vaultId, itemId)
// convience transformation if applicable
const loginItem = transformLoginOutput(item)
} catch {
// Handle/notify user of errors
}
var client: PasswordManagerClient!
var vault: Vault!
​
client.listVaultItems(inVault: vault) { (result) in
switch result {
case .success(let vaultItems):
break
case .failure(let error):
break
}
}
​
client.getVaultItem(id: "1", in: vault) { (result) in
switch result {
case .success(let maybeVaultItem):
if let vaultItem = maybeVaultItem {
// use vault item
}
break
case .failure(let error):
break
}
}
// val client: SudoPasswordManagerClient
​
launch {
try {
withContext(Dispatchers.IO) {
val vault = client.getVault("1")
val vaultItems = client.listVaultItems(vault)
val vaultItem = client.getVaultItem("2", vault)
}
} catch (e: SudoPasswordManagerException) {
// Handle any errors related to fetching vault items
}
}

Decrypting Secure Data

Some properties such as password and notes are considered secure. Any field that has a type of password, secure , or otp will be considered secure and encrypted in the client and will be required to be decrypted in order to be read. These properties remain encrypted in memory even when the Password Manager is unlocked. To access the unencrypted value of these properties as a result of user interaction, use the decryptField method.
TypeScript
const secureField = { name: 'cardNumber',
type: 'secure' as const,
secureValue: '<ENCRYPTED_VALUE>'
}
const plaintextValue = await client.decryptField(secureField)
Getting Secure Data is only applicable to Web and Node.js projects. This method is not contained in the iOS and Android SDKs.

Adding a New Vault Item

To add a new vault item, create the desired item with the required data. After an item is created, add the item to the vault using the SDK's addItem method. The method takes an ItemInput and after successfully adding the item to the vault, returns an ItemOutput.
TypeScript
Swift
Kotlin
try {
const login = createLoginInput({
label: "Dev Login",
url: 'anonyome.com',
password: "SecretPassword",
hexColor: "0xFF0000",
favorite: true,
})
const item = await client.addItem(vaultId, login)
} catch {
// Handle/notify user of errors
}
var client: PasswordManagerClient!
var vault: Vault!
​
let login = VaultLogin(user: "[email protected]",
url: "http://www.sudoplatform.com",
name: "Sudo Platform Login",
notes: VaultItemNote(value: "My login for the sudo platform service"),
password: VaultItemPassword(value: "SecretPassword")
hexColor: "0xFF0000",
favorite: true)
​
client.add(item: login, toVault: vault) { (result) in
switch result {
case .success(let id):
break
case .failure(let error):
break
}
}
// val client: SudoPasswordManagerClient
​
launch {
try {
withContext(Dispatchers.IO) {
val vault = client.getVault("1")
val login = VaultLogin(
name = "Sudo Platform",
url = "http://www.sudoplatform.com",
// SecureFieldValue() is only for predefined types
// need to use createSecureValueInput() in customFields[]
note = SecureFieldValue("My login for the Sudo Platform"),
password = VaultItemPassword(SecureFieldValue("SecretPassword")),
hexcolor = "0xFF0000",
favorite = true,
)
client.add(login, vault)
client.update(vault)
}
} catch (e: SudoPasswordManagerException) {
// Handle any errors
}
}
Attempting to add an item with no properties to the vault will result in an error.

Adding Batch Vault Items

The JS SDK provides a method to add a batch of items at one time to the vault. This is useful when importing vault data from another password manager to the Sudo Platform Vault. The method takes an array of ItemInput and after successful operation, returns an array of newly added ItemOutput.
TypeScript
try {
const login = createLoginInput({
label: "Dev Login",
url: 'anonyome.com',
password: "SecretPassword",
hexColor: "0xFF0000",
favorite: true,
})
const items = await client.addBatchItems(vaultId, [login])
} catch {
// Handle/notify user of errors
}
This feature is only available in the JS SDK.

Updating a Vault Item

To update a vault item in the vault, first fetch the full item from the vault. Once you have the vault item (e.g. ItemOutput) make any changes to the properties, then save them to the vault using the updateItem method.
TypeScript
Swift
Kotlin
try {
const itemId = /* item ID from addItem or listItems */
const item = await getItem(vaultId, itemId)
const updatedItem = {
...item,
favorite: false
}
await client.updateItem(vaultId, itemId, updatedItem)
} catch {
// Handle/notify user of errors
}
var client: PasswordManagerClient!
var vault: Vault!
var login: VaultLogin!
​
// Make desired changes to the item
login.user = "[email protected]"
login.password = VaultItemPassword(value: "SecurePassword101")
​
client.update(item: login, in: vault, completion: { result in
switch result {
case .success:
break
case .failure(let error):
break
}
})
// val client: SudoPasswordManagerClient
​
launch {
try {
withContext(Dispatchers.IO) {
val vault = client.getVault("1") ?: return@withContext
val login = client.getVaultItem("2", vault)
// Note: VaultLogin is only of type VaultItemInput for now
// Need to use .deepCopy() or the fields list will not be copied
val updatedLogin = login.deepCopy(
password = VaultItemPassword(
createSecureFieldInput("SecurePassword101")
)
)
client.update(updatedLogin, vault)
}
} catch (e: SudoPasswordManagerException) {
// Handle any errors
}
}
Attempting to update an item in a vault that doesn't contain the item will result in an error.

Deleting a Vault Item

To delete a vault item, use the removeItem method for the JS SDK or removeVaultItem method for iOS and Android SDKs.
TypeScript
Swift
Kotlin
try {
const vaultId = "1"
const itemId = "2" /* item id can be found from addItem or listItems */
await client.removeItem(vaultId, itemId)
} catch {
// Handle/notify user of errors
}
var client: PasswordManagerClient!
var vault: Vault!
var login: VaultLogin!
​
client.removeVaultItem(id: login.id, from: vault) { (result) in
switch result {
case .success:
break
case .failure(let error):
break
}
}
// val client: SudoPasswordManagerClient
​
launch {
try {
withContext(Dispatchers.IO) {
val vault = client.getVault("1")
vault.removeVaultItem("2", vault)
}
} catch (e: SudoPasswordManagerException) {
// Handle any errors
}
}

Deleting Batch Vault Items

To delete a batch of vault items, use the removeBatchItems method that accepts an array of item ids.
TypeScript
Swift
Kotlin
try {
const vaultId = "1"
const itemId = "2" /* item id can be found from addItem or listItems */
await client.removeBatchItems(vaultId, [itemId])
} catch {
// Handle/notify user of errors
}
var client: PasswordManagerClient!
var vault: Vault!
var login: VaultLogin!
​
client.removeBatchItems(vaultId: vault, itemIds: [login.id]) { (result) in
switch result {
case .success:
break
case .failure(let error):
break
}
}
// val client: SudoPasswordManagerClient
​
launch {
try {
withContext(Dispatchers.IO) {
val vault = client.getVault("1")
vault.removeBatchItems(listOf("2"), vault)
}
} catch (e: SudoPasswordManagerException) {
// Handle any errors
}
}