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Re: bug#7599: 24.0.50; gnus nnimap doesn't remember choice for auth-sour

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: bug#7599: 24.0.50; gnus nnimap doesn't remember choice for auth-source-create
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 14:22:03 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Fri, 10 Dec 2010 17:10:25 +0100 Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen <address@hidden> 

LMI> address@hidden (Fran├žois Garillot) writes:
>> If the user answers no, this choice is not remembered. The preference is
>> not configurable. A user that wants to manually enter login information
>> at nnimap startup therefore has to refuse credentials storage every
>> time.

LMI> Yes, it would be better if Emacs remembered the user's choice.  Ted
LMI> plans to rewrite the auth-source.el interface, and if I remember
LMI> correctly, that was one of the things auth-source.el was going to
LMI> handle.  Although it's still unclear where this should be stored or in
LMI> what format.  Ideally, it'd allow for, say, storing the user name, but
LMI> not the password for IMAP, but allow storing both for NNTP, for
LMI> instance.  

I think this is handled correctly in the auth-source.el rewrite I will
push out this weekend.  Please let me know if the code needs fixin' or
if I can close this bug after you test it.


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