Datasette plugin that authenticates users by passing their cookies to an API
Datasette plugin that authenticates users by passing their cookies to an external API.
STATUS: Work in progress. This is currently insecure. Do not use it.
When to use this
This plugin allows you to build custom authentication for Datasette when you are hosting a Datasette instance on the same domain as another, authenticated website.
Consider a website on
www.example.com which supports user authentication.
You could run Datasette on
data.example.com in a way that lets it see cookies that were set for the
Using this plugin, you could build an API endpoint at
www.example.com/user-for-cookies which returns a JSON object representing the currently signed-in user, based on their cookies.
The plugin can protect any hits to any
data.example.com pages by passing their cookies through to that API and seeing if the user should be logged in or not.
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