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2009-02-13 Teodor Zlatanov <>
* auth.texi: New file documenting auth-source.
2009-02-13 Carsten Dominik <>
* org.texi (Org Plot): Fix link.
\input texinfo @c -*-texinfo-*-
@set VERSION 0.1
@dircategory Emacs
* auth-source: (auth). The Emacs auth-source library.
@end direntry
@settitle Emacs auth-source Library @value{VERSION}
This file describes the Emacs auth-source library.
Copyright @copyright{} 2008, 2009
Free Software Foundation, Inc.
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document
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@end copying
@title Emacs auth-source Library
@author by Ted Zlatanov
@vskip 0pt plus 1filll
@end titlepage
@end tex
@node Top
@top Emacs auth-source
This manual describes the Emacs auth-source library.
It is a way for multiple applications to share a single configuration
(in Emacs and in files) for user convenience.
* Overview:: Overview of the auth-source library.
* Help for users::
* Help for developers::
* Index::
* Function Index::
* Variable Index::
@end menu
@node Overview
@chapter Overview
To be done.
@node Help for users
@chapter Help for users
If you have problems with the port, turn up @code{gnus-verbose} and
see what port the library is checking. Ditto for any other
problems, your first step is to see what's being checked.
(require 'auth-source)
(customize-variable 'auth-sources) ;; optional, do it once
@end lisp
@defvar auth-sources
The @var{auth-sources} variable tells the auth-source library where
your netrc files live for a particular host and protocol. While you
can get fancy, the default and simplest configuration is:
(setq auth-sources '((:source "~/.authinfo.gpg" :host t :protocol t)))
@end lisp
By adding multiple entries to that list with a particular host or
protocol, you can have specific netrc files for that host or protocol.
@end defvar
``Netrc'' files are a de facto standard. They look like this:
machine mymachine login myloginname password mypassword port myport
@end example
The port is optional. If it's missing, auth-source will assume any
port is OK. Actually the port is a protocol name or a port number so
you can have separate entries for port 143 and for protocol ``imap''
if you fancy that.
If you don't customize @var{auth-sources}, you'll have to live with
the defaults: any host and any port are looked up in the netrc
file @code{~/.authinfo.gpg}. This is an encrypted file if and only if
you set up EPA, which is strongly recommended.
(require 'epa-file)
(setq epa-file-cache-passphrase-for-symmetric-encryption t) ; VERY important
@end lisp
For url-auth authentication (HTTP/HTTPS), you need to put this in your
netrc file:
machine port http login testuser password testpass
@end example
This will match any realm and authentication method (basic or
digest). If you want finer controls, explore the url-auth source
code and variables.
For Tramp authentication, use:
machine port scp login testuser password testpass
@end example
Note that the port denotes the Tramp connection method. When you
don't use a port entry, you match any Tramp method, as explained
@node Help for developers
@chapter Help for developers
The auth-source library only has one function for external use.
@defun auth-source-user-or-password mode host port
Retrieve appropriate authentication tokens, determined by @var{mode},
for host @var{host} and @var{port}. If @code{gnus-verbose} is 9 or
higher, debugging messages will be printed.
If @var{mode} is a list of strings, the function will return a list of
strings or @code{nil} objects. If it's a string, the function will
return a string or a @code{nil} object. Currently only the modes
``login'' and ``password'' are recognized but more may be added in the
@var{host} is a string containing the host name.
@var{port} contains the protocol name (e.g. ``imap'') or
a port number. It must be a string, corresponding to the port in the
users' netrc files.
;; IMAP example
(setq auth (auth-source-user-or-password
'("login" "password")
(nth 0 auth) ; the login name
(nth 1 auth) ; the password
@end example
@end defun
@node Index
@chapter Index
@printindex cp
@node Function Index
@chapter Function Index
@printindex fn
@node Variable Index
@chapter Variable Index
@printindex vr
@c End:
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@end ignore
2009-02-15 Reiner Steib <>
* gnus-art.el (gnus-button-alist): Recognize Konqueror info links.
2009-02-15 Glenn Morris <>
* gnus-util.el (rmail-insert-rmail-file-header)
......@@ -7412,7 +7412,11 @@ positives are possible."
1 (>= gnus-button-tex-level 8) gnus-button-handle-ctan 1)
;; This is info (home-grown style) <info://foo/bar+baz>
;; Info Konqueror style <info:/foo/bar baz>.
;; Must come before " Gnus home-grown style".
0 (>= gnus-button-emacs-level 1) gnus-button-handle-info-url 1)
;; Info, Gnus home-grown style (deprecated) <info://foo/bar+baz>
("\\binfo://\\([^'\">\n\t ]+\\)"
0 (>= gnus-button-emacs-level 1) gnus-button-handle-info-url 1)
;; Info GNOME style <info:foo#bar_baz>
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