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Re: global authinfo mechanism in Emacs, Gnus, Tramp

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: global authinfo mechanism in Emacs, Gnus, Tramp
Date: Thu, 28 Feb 2008 12:03:04 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.110007 (No Gnus v0.7) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

On Thu, 28 Feb 2008 09:12:04 -0700 Tom Tromey <address@hidden> wrote: 

>>>>>> "Ted" == Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:

Ted> entry:
Ted> protocol-or-purpose: ['pop, 'imap, 'imaps, 'ssh, t]
Ted> hardcoded: (:user "me" :password 'ask :cache 60)
Ted> file: (:name "/a/b/c" :epg-parameters () :other-parameters ())
Ted> command: (:program "/bin/true" :parameters ())

Tom> Gnome's keyring manager uses (more or less) an application-specified
Tom> alist and returns the best match.  That way different users of the
Tom> keyring can store the information they need there.

Can Emacs ask the Gnome keyring manager over some protocol for a user's
authentication alist?  That would be great for those who use Gnome.
Sorry, I'm not one of them so I don't know the protocols and data
formats available.


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