Decorator to provide Basic Authentication for Django Views
This is a decorator for a django view that will request Basic Authentication. This is a copy of https://djangosnippets.org/snippets/243/
There are serveral reasons for this Package:
- I wanted Basic Authentication for just a couple of views. So the RemoteUserAuthBackend was no option. Also I did not want to configure the webserver to do Basic Authentication.
- As you can read in the comments of https://djangosnippets.org/snippets/243/ there are some bugs in it - so I wanted to have them fixed - but also documented that they were fixed and in the end provide a fixed version of it
- Also I just want to install it via pip
How to use
Add this to your apache config to tell apache to pass the Authorication Headers to your application: