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keytar

keytar - Node module to manage system keychain

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A native Node module to get, add, replace, and delete passwords in system's keychain. On macOS the passwords are managed by the Keychain, on Linux they are managed by the Secret Service API/libsecret, and on Windows they are managed by Credential Vault.

Installing

npm install keytar

On Linux

Currently this library uses libsecret so you may need to install it before npm installing.

Depending on your distribution, you will need to run the following command:

  • Debian/Ubuntu: sudo apt-get install libsecret-1-dev
  • Red Hat-based: sudo yum install libsecret-devel
  • Arch Linux: sudo pacman -S libsecret

Building

  • Clone the repository
  • Run npm install
  • Run npm test to run the tests

Docs

const keytar = require('keytar')

Every function in keytar is asynchronous and returns a promise. The promise will be rejected with any error that occurs or will be resolved with the function's "yields" value.

getPassword(service, account)

Get the stored password for the service and account.

service - The string service name.

account - The string account name.

Yields the string password or null if an entry for the given service and account was not found.

setPassword(service, account, password)

Save the password for the service and account to the keychain. Adds a new entry if necessary, or updates an existing entry if one exists.

service - The string service name.

account - The string account name.

password - The string password.

Yields nothing.

deletePassword(service, account)

Delete the stored password for the service and account.

service - The string service name.

account - The string account name.

Yields true if a password was deleted, or false if an entry with the given service and account was not found.

findPassword(service)

Find a password for the service in the keychain.

service - The string service name.

Yields the string password, or null if an entry for the given service and account was not found.