I recently started using id-manager. It is a nice little package that can store your passwords, encrypting them with GPG. My original reason was to store my GitHub access token for github-notifier, but it soon turned out, it’s not that easy.
id-manager is a nice package when it comes to storing your password and retrieving them for your own eyes. But it cannot retrieve account data programatically. Taking a look into its source code, I came up with this solution:
(defun gpolonkai/idm-record-get-field (record field) "Get FIELD of an id-manager RECORD." (let ((funcname (intern (concat "idm-record-" (symbol-name field))))) (when (fboundp funcname) (funcall funcname record)))) (defun gpolonkai/idm-get-field-for-account (account field) "Get id-manager password for ACCOUNT." (let ((db (idm-load-db)) (lookup-record nil)) (dolist (record (funcall db 'get-all-records) password) (when (string= account (idm-record-name record)) (setq lookup-record (gpolonkai/idm-record-get-field record field)))) lookup-record)) (defmacro gpolonkai/idm-get-password-for-account (account) `(gpolonkai/idm-get-field-for-account ,account 'password)) (defmacro gpolonkai/idm-get-id-for-account (account) `(gpolonkai/idm-get-field-for-account ,account 'account-id))
I currently need only the account ID (ie. the username) and the password, but it’s pretty easy to add a macro to get the memo or update-time fields, too.