As an official download option of the Desktop Wallet, there should be a ready-to-use “portable” version available.
It could simply be a zip (or tar.gz) file of a folder containing all the files needed to run the wallet, plus a subfolder in which the user data (i.e. node, wallet, config, etc.) would be stored. The default settings would be configured to use that subfolder, and the Beam Wallet would not write anything outside of it.
This portable version would be useful to run on machines where the user has no install permissions, or to be used from a USB flash drive, or even from a cloud drive.
- To be truly “portable” the Beam Wallet should not leave any traces in the system once closed (i.e. not Windows registry use, no file outside of the portable folder, etc.),
- It is understood that a third-party access to the wallet.db file (by instance, if the USD flash drive is stolen) is only as secure as the wallet password defined by the user.