Skip to main content

Handles user authentication, in a way.

Project description

.. code::

from alcohol.mixins.sqlalchemy import SQLAlchemyUserMixin

class User(Base, SQLAlchemyUserMixin):
id = Column(Integer, primary_key=True)

bob = User()

# stores a hash of bobs password (using passlib)
bob.password = 'bobs_very_secret_password'

if bob.check_password(some_password):
print 'hello, bob!'

# creates a password-reset token that will work once to change his password
# after he forgot it, signed with the servers secret key
token = bob.create_password_reset_token(SECRET_KEY)

alcohol is a framework for handling user :doc:`authentication` and
:doc:`authorization`. Both of these parts can be used independently and support
SQLAlchemy_ and in-memory backends.

Authorization is handled using *Role Based Access Controls* (a
`NIST <>`_-standard) as the underlying

from alcohol.rbac import DictRBAC

acl = DictRBAC()
acl.assign('bob', 'programmer')
acl.assign('alice', 'ceo')

acl.permit('programmer', 'run_unittests')
acl.permit('ceo', 'hire_and_fire')

acl.allowed('bob', 'run_unittests') # True
acl.allowed('bob', 'hire_and_fire') # False
acl.allowed('alice', 'hire_and_fire') # True

.. this should be put back in once flask-alcohol is stable/in better shape
.. While suitable for use in stand-alone, non-web applications it is also a core
.. ingredient to `Flask-Alcohol <http://pypi.python .org/pypi/flask-alcohol/>`_, a
.. `Flask <>`_ library that takes this concept even
.. further.


alcohol also ships with a few SQLAlchemy_ mixins for handling updated/modified
timestamps, email fields, password-hashes and generating activation/reset
tokens for the latter two. See :doc:`mixins` for details.

.. [1]
.. _SQLAlchemy:

Project details

Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Files for alcohol, version 0.5
Filename, size File type Python version Upload date Hashes
Filename, size alcohol-0.5.tar.gz (6.1 kB) File type Source Python version None Upload date Hashes View

Supported by

Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Google Google Object Storage and Download Analytics Sentry Sentry Error logging AWS AWS Cloud computing DataDog DataDog Monitoring Fastly Fastly CDN DigiCert DigiCert EV certificate StatusPage StatusPage Status page