Commit bb23c731 authored by Glenn Morris's avatar Glenn Morris
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Move to ../password-cache.el.

parent 13b0ef01
;;; password.el --- Read passwords from user, possibly using a password cache.
;; Copyright (C) 1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
;; Free Software Foundation, Inc.
;; Author: Simon Josefsson <>
;; Created: 2003-12-21
;; Keywords: password cache passphrase key
;; This file is part of GNU Emacs.
;; GNU Emacs is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
;; it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
;; the Free Software Foundation; either version 3, or (at your option)
;; any later version.
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;;; Commentary:
;; Greatly influenced by pgg.el written by Daiki Ueno, with timer
;; fixes for XEmacs by Katsumi Yamaoka. In fact, this is mostly just
;; a rip-off.
;; (password-read "Password? " "test")
;; ;; Minibuffer prompt for password.
;; => "foo"
;; (password-cache-add "test" "foo")
;; => nil
;; Note the previous two can be replaced with:
;; (password-read-and-add "Password? " "test")
;; ;; Minibuffer prompt for password.
;; => "foo"
;; ;; "foo" is now cached with key "test"
;; (password-read "Password? " "test")
;; ;; No minibuffer prompt
;; => "foo"
;; (password-read "Password? " "test")
;; ;; No minibuffer prompt
;; => "foo"
;; ;; Wait `password-cache-expiry' seconds.
;; (password-read "Password? " "test")
;; ;; Minibuffer prompt for password is back.
;; => "foo"
;;; Code:
(require 'cl))
(defcustom password-cache t
"Whether to cache passwords."
:group 'password
:type 'boolean)
(defcustom password-cache-expiry 16
"How many seconds passwords are cached, or nil to disable expiring.
Whether passwords are cached at all is controlled by `password-cache'."
:group 'password
:type '(choice (const :tag "Never" nil)
(integer :tag "Seconds")))
(defvar password-data (make-vector 7 0))
(defun password-read-from-cache (key)
"Obtain passphrase for KEY from time-limited passphrase cache.
Custom variables `password-cache' and `password-cache-expiry'
regulate cache behavior."
(and password-cache
(symbol-value (intern-soft key password-data))))
(defun password-read (prompt &optional key)
"Read password, for use with KEY, from user, or from cache if wanted.
KEY indicate the purpose of the password, so the cache can
separate passwords. The cache is not used if KEY is nil. It is
typically a string.
The variable `password-cache' control whether the cache is used."
(or (password-read-from-cache key)
(read-passwd prompt)))
(defun password-read-and-add (prompt &optional key)
"Read password, for use with KEY, from user, or from cache if wanted.
Then store the password in the cache. Uses `password-read' and
Custom variables `password-cache' and `password-cache-expiry'
regulate cache behavior."
(let ((password (password-read prompt key)))
(when (and password key)
(password-cache-add key password))
(defun password-cache-remove (key)
"Remove password indexed by KEY from password cache.
This is typically run be a timer setup from `password-cache-add',
but can be invoked at any time to forcefully remove passwords
from the cache. This may be useful when it has been detected
that a password is invalid, so that `password-read' query the
user again."
(let ((password (symbol-value (intern-soft key password-data))))
(when password
(if (fboundp 'clear-string)
(clear-string password)
(fillarray password ?_))
(unintern key password-data))))
(defun password-cache-add (key password)
"Add password to cache.
The password is removed by a timer after `password-cache-expiry'
(when (and password-cache-expiry (null (intern-soft key password-data)))
(run-at-time password-cache-expiry nil
(set (intern key password-data) password)
(defun password-reset ()
"Clear the password cache."
(fillarray password-data 0))
(provide 'password)
;;; arch-tag: ab160494-16c8-4c68-a4a1-73eebf6686e5
;;; password.el ends here
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