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Re: can emacs use the mac os x keychain?

From: Stefan Monnier
Subject: Re: can emacs use the mac os x keychain?
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2010 15:01:50 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

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.

Why do you think so?  I think access to the system's standard keychain
facility would be good to have in general, on all systems.


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