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Passwords, stored in Gnome Keyring and KWallet

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Passwords, stored in Gnome Keyring and KWallet
Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2010 15:47:01 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/23.1.92 (gnu/linux)


the GNOME Keyring and KDE Wallet developers have agreed a common API,
called Secret Services, to access their password repositories. This API
is D-Bus based, see

I have written a small package, secrets.el, which uses this API to read
and write passwords. It is tested with GNOME Keyring 2.29.90; a public
KWallet implementation is not available yet. I intend to use it in
Tramp; it will also be proposed to be added to GNU Emacs after the 23.2
release. It might also be applicable in XEmacs, once D-Bus support has
been added there.

However, it might be useful to apply this package somewhere else as
well. One idea is to integrate it into auth-sources.el, as configurable
alternative to the ~/authinfo.gpg password store.

What do people think?

Best regards, Michael.

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