08 Sep '12, 8am

A very simple way to add OSX Keychain support to a Ruby script

The other day I discovered the awesome Vmail app. It is Vim interface to Gmail that works quite well. After sharing it with a colleague at work he raised the concern of storing your gmail password in plaintext within the .vmailrc file. I agreed but couldn't think of an immediate solution. On my train ride home curiosity got the better of me. I figured it can't be overly difficult to retrieve a password from the OSX keychain. After a brief Google I found this article that demonstrates how to access a keychain password via command line. While certainly not as graceful as a native API call it gets the job done. With vmail being shared on github and coded in Ruby I figured there was at least a small chance a proof of concept could be hacked together. I was able to get something working with very little code and posted it to github . The actual function for retrieving a passwor...

Full article: http://www.metachunk.com/blog/adding-osx-keychain-support...

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