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Authentication views for Keg

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Base views and forms for user login and password management in Keg_ applications.


There are 5 base views to allow users to login, logout and set their passwords.

* Login
* Logout
* ChangePassword
* ForgotPassword
* ResetPassword

To make use of these views in your application, subclass the appropriate view
and it's contained `Responder` class and implement the pure virtual methods.

You may override the templates used for these views by creating the
appropriately named template under `<my application>/templates/keg-login/` or
overriding `template` in your `Responder` subclass


.. code:: python

from keg import Keg
from keg_login.ext import KegLogin
from keg_login import views

app = Keg(__name__)

class ForgotPassword(views.ForgotPassword):
class Responder(views.ForgotPassword.Responder):
def request_password_reset(self, email):


Keg-Login makes great use of a great Jinja2 feature called macros. they allows the
user of Keg-Login to override just the piece of functionality or design without
a lot of work. Here is how:

After install Keg-Login, create a ``keg-login`` folder in your application
template folder.

Use own template

In this folder create a file called `base.html`

Within `base.html` build or ``extend`` the template you want to surround the
login views. The only thing that Keg-Login expects is for `base.html` to expose
a ``block main`` somewhere in that file. For example...

.. code::

{% extends your-master-template.html %}

{# This block might be defined in your-master-template.html #}
{% block content %}
{% block main %}{% endblock %}
{% endblock %}

Now Keg-Login will use the master template as the base for the auth views.

Override Keg-Login Form Rendering (Using the Macro System)

Create the `macros.html` file in `app/templates/keg-login/macros.html`. At first
all we need to do is add ::

{% extends "keg-login/_macros.html" %}

The `_macros.html` file defines all the base/default macros for rendering the
view templates. Everything in Keg-Login is a macro.

A common macro to override is the ``render_wrapper`` macro. ``render_wrapper``
and advanced feature of Jinja2 to allow the forms in Keg-Login to be "wrapped"
with additional HTML. For example, if you have a bunch of extra code you want to
surround the form elements with. This requires a little more explanation...

Say for example you have this `master` template...

.. code:: jinja2

<div class="container">
{% block container %} {% endblock %}

You then extend this in `keg-login/base.html` like so...

.. code:: html

{% extends "base.html" %}

{% block container %}
<div class="auth-container">
{% block main %}
{% endblock %}
{% endblock container %}

Without `render_wrapper`, that would be all the customization we could do to a
form. The ``input`` tag for, say, the login form would be at
``body>div.container>div.auth-container>form>input(s)``. What if our design
requires an html element between ``form`` and the form ``input``'s? That would
not be possible without overriding each form implementation (not acceptable, you
might as well not use Keg-Login at that point, or create something like

To use ``render_wrapper``, in your `macros.html` file but this...

.. code::

{% macro render_wrapper() %}
{# the form being rendered (login/forgot password/etc) will be rendered
whereever this is placed #}
{{ caller() }}
{% endmacro %}

If you want to wrap the ``form`` element in a div...

.. code::

{% macro render_wrapper() %}
<div class="form-wrapper">
{{ caller() }}
{% endmacro %}

Now, all of the keg-login forms will get this treatment.


Branches & State

* `master`: our "production" branch

All other branches are feature branches.


Install requirements:

`$ pip install --use-wheel --no-index --find-links=requirements/wheelhouse -r requirements/dev-env.txt`
`$ pip install -e .`

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