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5 The Unix password store

The standard unix password manager (or just pass) stores your passwords in gpg-protected files following the Unix philosophy.

Emacs integration of pass follows the first approach suggested by the pass project itself for data organization to find data. This means that the filename of the file containing the password for a user on a particular host must contain the host name. The file itself must contain the password on the first line, as well as a username field containing the username on a subsequent line. A port field can be used to differentiate the authentication data for several services with the same username on the same host.

Users of pass may also be interested in functionality provided by other Emacs packages dealing with pass: