Does the flatpak package manager in Fedora-based systems require successful cryptographic authentication and integrity validation for all packages?

I know that software downloaded with apt-get packages must be cryptographically verified because the repo's manifest files (synced with apt-get update) are cryptographically signed.

But what about flatpak?

Do Operating Systems with flatpak require valid signatures from a pinned set of keys on all packages by default?


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No. As of 2023, flatpak does not provide cryptographic authentication on any of the packages it downloads.

This was originally submitted as a feature request in 2015, but the devs either don't understand the security risk or they don't care enough about security to implement it.

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