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Python library for the Verified Email Protocol

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This is a python client library for the Verified Email Protocol, a.k.a Mozilla’s BrowserID project. See here for details:

https://wiki.mozilla.org/Identity/Verified_Email_Protocol

And see here for how to integrate it into your website:

https://browserid.org/

To just get something stable and working, it’s currently recommended that you use the browserid.org remote verifier service to check your assertions. Do so like this:

>>> verifier = vep.RemoteVerifier()
>>> data = verifier.verify(BROWSERIDASSERTION, "http://mysite.com")
>>> print data["email"]
"test@example.com"

For improved performance, or if you just want to live on the bleeding edge, you can perform verification locally like so:

>>> verifier = vep.LocalVerifier()
>>> data = verifier.verify(BROWSERIDASSERTION, "http://mysite.com")
>>> print data["email"]
"test@example.com"

As the Verified Email Protocol gets locked down more firmly, using the local verifier will become the preferred method of checking VEP identity assertions.

0.1 - 2011-11-23

Initial release.

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