Mooltipass crossplatform daemon/tools
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This project aims to be an easy companion to your Mooltipass device and extend the power of the device to more platform/tools. With it you can manage your Mooltipass with a cross-platform app, as well as provide a daemon service that handle all USB communication with the device.

This tool is written with a daemon that runs in background, and a user interface app to control you Mooltipass. Other clients could also connect and talk to the daemon (it uses a websocket connection and simple JSON messages). The official Mooltipass App only works with Chrome as it relies on USB HID library that is only implemented in Chrome. A Firefox (or any other browser) extension could easily be written by using the Moolticute daemon.

It is completely cross platform, and runs on Linux (using libusb), OS X (native IOKit API), and Windows (native HID API).


Packages are build and available here:


Windows, Linux, OSX
  • Requires Qt 5.6 or higher.
  • These Qt5 modules are required:
    • qt-core
    • qt-gui
    • qt-widgets
    • qt-network
    • qt-websockets
  • Requires the qt-dbus module
  • Requires libusb and a udev rule for it
Ubuntu 16.04
sudo apt install libqt5websockets5-dev libusb-dev libusb-1.0-0-dev qt-sdk qt5-qmake qt5-default
echo 'SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="16d0", ATTRS{idProduct}=="09a0", TAG+="uaccess"' | sudo tee /etc/udev/rules.d/50-mooltipass.rules
sudo udevadm control --reload-rules
Arch Linux
sudo pacman -S --needed qt5-websockets libusb qt5-base
echo 'SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="16d0", ATTRS{idProduct}=="09a0", TAG+="uaccess"' | sudo tee /etc/udev/rules.d/50-mooltipass.rules
sudo udevadm control --reload-rules
Fedora Linux
sudo dnf install libusb libusb-devel gcc-c++ qt5 qt5-qtwebsockets qt5-qtwebsockets-devel qt5-qttools-devel
echo 'SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="16d0", ATTRS{idProduct}=="09a0", TAG+="uaccess"' | sudo tee /etc/udev/rules.d/50-mooltipass.rules
sudo udevadm control --reload-rules

How to build

For now, no binary releases are out yet. You will need to build the software by following the next step.

Two method can be used to build, by using QtCreator IDE, or from command line (typically on Linux). After the build succeeded, two executable are created:

  • moolticuted (the daemon process)
  • moolticute (the main GUI app)
Using Qt SDK
  • Download and install the Qt SDK from their website
  • Start Qt-Creator
  • Open the main project file
    • Note for Windows users: make sure that you select a "kit" that uses the MinGW compiler. Moolticute currently won't compile successfully on the Microsoft Visual C++ compiler.
  • Click on the "play" button to build and run
Command line

Qt needs to be installed correctly (see you Linux distribution for that)

mkdir build
cd build
qmake ../

Be careful to use the Qt5 qmake. You can check if you are using the correct qmake by using the command

➜  ~  qmake --version
QMake version 3.0
Using Qt version 5.5.1 in /usr/lib

On Gentoo, a wrapper is created for qmake, so this command should be used:

qmake -qt=5 ../

On Fedora, use this qmake command:

qmake-qt5 ../


Moolticute is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.