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Re: Passphrase caching for GnuPG in Emacs?

From: Jens Lechtenboerger
Subject: Re: Passphrase caching for GnuPG in Emacs?
Date: Tue, 05 Jan 2016 16:58:06 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1.50 (gnu/linux)

On 2016-01-05, at 17:40, Teemu Likonen wrote:

> Jens Lechtenboerger [2015-11-08 17:00:56+01] wrote:
>> I plan to refactor the code used for GnuPG in the Message mode of
>> Emacs (Gnus) and started a discussion on the Gnus devel mailing list
>> ding. An open issue is passphrase caching within Emacs, which might be
>> removed in the future.
> I'd like to move pretty much all password caching outside Emacs so I'm
> fine with such plans. Do your plans include mail-source-password-cache
> too?

No, I was just referring to GnuPG passphrases.

> For example, in my system Gnus's mail-sources variable is set to fetch
> mail from a server. The password is stored in ~/.authinfo.gpg but then
> stored in mail-source-password-cache variable:
>     (("server:login:nil" . "password"))
> I'd like to get rid of that too.

I wasn’t aware of this, and I don’t like that either.

Best wishes

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