has_keyring_support

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Manage keyrings

On most platforms keyring supports multiple keyrings. This includes Windows, macOS and Linux (Secret Service) as well. A keyring is a collection of keys that can be treated as a unit. A keyring typically has a name and a password to unlock it. Once a keyring is unlocked, it remains unlocked until the end of the user session, or until it is explicitly locked again.

Usage
has_keyring_support()

keyring_create(keyring)

keyring_list()

keyring_delete(keyring = NULL)

keyring_lock(keyring = NULL)

keyring_unlock(keyring = NULL, password = NULL)

keyring_is_locked(keyring = NULL)

Arguments
keyring

The name of the keyring to create or to operate on. For functions other than keyring_create, it can also be NULL to select the default keyring.

password

The password to unlock the keyring. If not specified or NULL, it will be read from the console.

Details

Platforms typically have a default keyring, which is unlocked automatically when the user logs in. This keyring does not need to be unlocked explicitly.

You can configure the keyring to use via R options or environment variables (see default_backend()), or you can also specify it directly in the default_backend() call, or in the individual keyring calls.

has_keyring_support checks if a backend supports multiple keyrings.

keyring_create creates a new keyring. It asks for a password if no password is specified.

keyring_list lists all existing keyrings.

keyring_delete deletes a keyring. Deleting a non-empty keyring requires confirmation, and the default keyring can only be deleted if specified explicitly. On some backends (e.g. Windows Credential Store), the default keyring cannot be deleted at all.

keyring_lock locks a keyring. On some backends (e.g. Windows Credential Store), the default keyring cannot be locked.

keyring_unlock unlocks a keyring. If a password is not specified, it will be read in interactively.

keyring_is_locked queries whether a keyring is locked.

Aliases
  • has_keyring_support
  • keyring_create
  • keyring_list
  • keyring_delete
  • keyring_lock
  • keyring_unlock
  • keyring_is_locked
Examples
# NOT RUN {
default_backend()
has_keyring_support()
backend_env$new()$has_keyring_support()

## This might ask for a password, so we do not run it by default
## It only works if the default backend supports multiple keyrings
# }
# NOT RUN {
keyring_create("foobar")
key_set_with_value("R-test-service", "donaldduck", password = "secret",
                   keyring = "foobar")
key_get("R-test-service", "donaldduck", keyring = "foobar")
key_list(keyring = "foobar")
keyring_delete(keyring = "foobar")
# }
Documentation reproduced from package keyring, version 1.1.0, License: MIT + file LICENSE

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