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Re: Passwords, stored in Gnome Keyring and KWallet

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: Passwords, stored in Gnome Keyring and KWallet
Date: Mon, 07 Jun 2010 11:41:59 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Wed, 12 May 2010 14:07:54 +0200 Michael Albinus <address@hidden> wrote: 

MA> Ted Zlatanov <address@hidden> writes:
>> Michael, I left a TODO in the manual for explaining secrets.el.

MA> I'm sitting with this, it is not so easy.

MA> The crucial point is how to populate the Gnome Keyring with valid
MA> entries. For .authinfo files it is obvious, "edit the file".

Maybe assistant.el could be useful?  This is a good simple task: set up
auth-source entries for various types of accounts.  The manual doesn't
have to explain as much then, and the .ast file can describe the
secrets.el steps to create and populate a Secrets API backend.

If not, it becomes a pretty complicated explanation as you saw.  What
direction would you prefer?

MA> Consequently, auth-source.el shall offer such an interface. Something
MA> like (auth-source-create)
MA> What do you think about?

I agree 100% with your changes to auth-source.el you posted previously
to make this interface a possibility.  Deleting and creating
authinfo/netrc entries, which is missing in your version, should not be
too hard: we just need to remember the original line for every parsed
entry in netrc.el (to avoid cases where the parser might create
identical parses for two different lines).

Thank you

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