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Re: can emacs use the mac os x keychain?

From: Adrian Robert
Subject: Re: can emacs use the mac os x keychain?
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 07:31:43 +0300

> TZ> 1) define a helper protocol to pass auth request parameters in the
> TZ> environment somehow
> TZ> 2) read the password back securely
> TZ> 3) write an implementation that works with the Mac OS X keychain
> Adrian, is there any chance that the NS Emacs port can provide those
> keychain functions through an ELisp layer?  It would make it easier and
> more secure to get user passwords, plus users wouldn't need to install
> the helper program.

A useful-sounding idea but seems mainly like something that would be a 
third-party package or maybe part of Aquamacs.  Are there any 
platform-independent parts of the needed functionality that the NS port lacks 
and Emacs on X11 or W32 has?

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