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Re: Passwords, stored in Gnome Keyring and KWallet

From: Michael Albinus
Subject: Re: Passwords, stored in Gnome Keyring and KWallet
Date: Wed, 12 May 2010 15:06:41 +0200
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Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:

> I agree 100% that this is useful.  Why not allow authinfo editing too?
> I think auth-source-create should just be a wrapper for
> ;;; 'create-if-missing should be supplemented by a global
> ;;; auth-source-create-if-missing which could be 'never, 'always, or nil
> (auth-source-user-or-password "password" server port user 'create-if-missing)

D'accord. Maybe we dont't need `auth-source-create-if-missing'; the last
arg `create-if' missing could be t or nil.

> and it would (theoretically) work for any editable backend.  At least
> for the two backends we've discussed (Secrets API and flat netrc files)
> this would work.  That would give us a stateless way to ensure that a
> password exists, prompting the user if necessary without interrupting
> the code flow, and allowing the user to specify their preference as well
> if they want to always or never create entries.

OK. We have a long weekend here in Germany (next 4 days); maybe I try an
implementation. I want to understand your code anyway :-)

> Ted

Best regards, Michael.

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