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Re: authentification with url-retrieve

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: authentification with url-retrieve
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 11:34:43 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/23.0.60 (gnu/linux)

On Thu, 15 Jan 2009 10:39:19 +0100 Thierry Volpiatto <address@hidden> wrote: 

TV> Is some body knowing how to pass login and password to 
TV> url-retrieve/synchronously when doing an https request? 
TV> (without prompt)

TV> url-auth.el is not very well documented.

Through auth-source you can do:
(from the comments section, to be put into the manual eventually)

;; Easy setup:
;; (require 'auth-source)
;; (customize-variable 'auth-sources) ;; optional

;; now, whatever sources you've defined for password have to be available

;; if you want encrypted sources, which is strongly recommended, do
;; (require 'epa-file)
;; (epa-file-mode)
;; (setq epa-file-cache-passphrase-for-symmetric-encryption t) ; VERY important

;; before you put some data in ~/.authinfo.gpg (the default place)

;;; For url-auth authentication (HTTP/HTTPS), you need to use:

;;; machine port http login testuser password testpass

;;; This will match any realm and authentication method (basic or
;;; digest).  If you want finer controls, explore the url-auth source
;;; code and variables.

I would recommend just this for auth-sources:

(setq auth-sources ((:source "~/.authinfo.gpg" :host t :protocol t)))

Let me know if this works for you.  The idea of auth-sources is so you
don't have to customize 20 places with user names and passwords, so it
works for things like Gnus passwords and Tramp as well.


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