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bug#9113: 24.0.50; auth-sources: .authinfo versus .authinfo.gpg, bug#911

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: bug#9113: 24.0.50; auth-sources: .authinfo versus .authinfo.gpg, bug#9113: 24.0.50; auth-sources: .authinfo versus .authinfo.gpg, bug#9113: 24.0.50; auth-sources: .authinfo versus .authinfo.gpg
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2012 12:51:48 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.92 (gnu/linux)

>>> Or does (say) OS X (or Ubuntu) start a key chain when you log in, and
>>> then Thunderbird consults that when it connects to the IMAP server?
>> Exactly.  So, yes, I want Emacs to support the system's keychain tool,
>> since it's the right solution for the job.
> auth-sources.el supports already secrets.el, which is an interface to
> Gnome keyring and KWallet, respectively.

So that's what we should use by default when available.

> The problem is, that there is no default under which name a password is
> stored there.  Every application seems to use its own naming scheme.

While it is probably a problem for users, I don't think it's a problem
for Emacs: it just means that the password you store with one
application won't automatically work in some other application when
accessing the same service on the same host.


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