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Basic, Digest and Bearer token authentication for Sanic routes

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This a fork of Flask-HTTPAuth for Sanic. It is a simple extension that provides Basic and Digest HTTP authentication for Sanic routes.

Still a work in progress, contributions are welcome.


The easiest way to install this is through pip.

pip install Sanic-HTTPAuth

Basic authentication example

import hashlib
from sanic import Sanic, response
from sanic_httpauth import HTTPBasicAuth

app = Sanic(__name__)
auth = HTTPBasicAuth()

def hash_password(salt, password):
    salted = password + salt
    return hashlib.sha512(salted.encode("utf8")).hexdigest()

app_salt = "APP_SECRET - don't do this in production"
users = {
    "john": hash_password(app_salt, "hello"),
    "susan": hash_password(app_salt, "bye"),

def verify_password(username, password):
    if username in users:
        return users.get(username) == hash_password(app_salt, password)
    return False

def index(request):
    return response.text(f"Hello, {auth.username(request)}!")

if __name__ == "__main__":

Note: See the Flask-HTTPAuth documentation for more complex examples that involve password hashing and custom verification callbacks.

Digest authentication example

from sanic import Sanic, response
from sanic_httpauth import HTTPDigestAuth
from sanic_session import Session

app = Sanic(__name__)
app.config["SECRET_KEY"] = "secret key here"
auth = HTTPDigestAuth()

users = {"john": "hello", "susan": "bye"}

def get_pw(username):
    if username in users:
        return users.get(username)
    return None

def index(request):
    return response.text(f"Hello, {auth.username(request)}!")

if __name__ == "__main__":


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