I’ve been meaning to look at this, but haven’t had the time until recently. bzr-keychain provides the ability to save your credentials into Mac OS X’s keychain. The trick is getting it in there in the first place.
Step 1: Get bzr-keychain
Since this plugin requires a C extension module to access the keychain, you also need to run the following from
Step 2: Mark up authentication.conf
We need to communicate to bzr that we want to look up a password for a server from the keychain. That means adding a section like this to
The section header can be anything you want. The import bits are picking the scheme, specifying the host, and setting the password encoding to
keychain. The last bit is what tells bzr to lookup the password from Mac’s keychain. Note that my scheme is “http” even though I’m using bzr+http, because the underlying transport is “http”. If you want to know more about the various, look at
bzr help authentication.
Step 3: Add your password to your keychain
I won’t go into detail about how you should set up your various keychains. Dave Dribin has a great article on setting up your keychain. If you don’t follow that guide, simply add the password to your login keychain.
Keychain Access application in
Applications/Utilities. Pick the keychain you want to add the item too. For me, I’ve setup a special one called “secure” as in the article above.
Next, you need to create the keychain item. There’s
+ at the bottom of the right hand pane. Click it to create a new keychain item.
Name it as follows:
In my case, I named my keychain item:
Here’s what the dialog looks like all filled out:
And here’s my main screen after I’ve added the new item:
Step 4: Try it out
Go ahead and try to pull from the server. Keychain will ask if Bazaar is allowed to access that particular entry. Grant it access and you’re done!
Hope you found this helpful!