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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 13:49:58 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.110007 (No Gnus v0.7) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

On Thu, 28 Feb 2008 10:48:33 -0700 Tom Tromey <address@hidden> wrote: 

>>>>>> "Ted" == Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:
Ted> Can Emacs ask the Gnome keyring manager over some protocol for a
Ted> user's authentication alist?

Tom> Emacs could either use the keyring API directly, or it could use a
Tom> helper program.  When I was toying with keyring stuff I went the
Tom> latter route.  I can send 'ekeyring.c' (and 'keyring.el' for that
Tom> matter) if you want it.

Tom> FWIW the hard part about this project is just going through all the
Tom> existing elisp and wiring it up to the keyring.

Agreed.  I'll write some code for this authinfo/keyring functionality
when I get a chance; I just needed to know if the Gnome keyring
integration was feasible.  I'll start with Gnus which I know best and
then propose my changes for use in other Emacs packages.


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