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Re: Modifying Emacs to use the Mac OS X Keychain Services

From: Daniel Colascione
Subject: Re: Modifying Emacs to use the Mac OS X Keychain Services
Date: Sun, 29 May 2011 18:19:28 -0700
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On 5/29/11 6:08 PM, Ben Key wrote:
> Hello,
> I am working on this task.  I need some advice.
> The Keychain Services allows you to store items in the Default Keychain, the
> Login Keychain (which may be the Default Keychain), or in a separate
> Keychain file.  Should I use the Default Keychain or use an Emacs specific
> Keychain file?  The benefit of using the Default Keychain is that the user
> should never be prompted to provide a password for the Keychain.  However,
> keeping the passwords in a separate, Emacs specific, Keychain file would
> have the benefit of keeping the passwords used by Emacs separate from other
> passwords.

The natural option would be to make the choice a user preference,
setting the default to the default keychain (which is used by most other

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