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Re: auth-source multiple accounts

From: Ted Zlatanov
Subject: Re: auth-source multiple accounts
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2011 16:15:15 -0600
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Wed, 28 Jul 2010 22:39:11 +0100 Uday S Reddy <address@hidden> wrote: 

USR> On 7/28/2010 2:07 PM, Ted Zlatanov wrote:
>> auth-source.el (specifically, auth-source-user-or-password) will work
>> either way.  The new query parameter is optional so at worst the user
>> will get the wrong password.  There will be no error.  So you don't have
>> to give up on old versions.  Just warn the user that the account won't
>> be part of the lookup.

USR> Yes, but, if I call auth-source-user-or-password with the extra
USR> parameter, and the user is using an old version of auth-source.el,
USR> there will be an error. But the version number idea is good.  I can
USR> test for it before calling.

USR> Let me know when you have the new version ready so that I can test it
USR> along with VM.

There's a much improved `auth-source-search' function in Emacs now.  I
think it will do what you need, and you can simply check if it exists
and fall back on `auth-source-user-or-password' otherwise.  The
docstring is as complete as I could make it and I hope it answers any


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