Simple middleware that injects the Authorization header in the request after authenticating against a ldap server
If you use BasicAuthentication in production you must ensure that your API is only available over https. You should also ensure that your API clients will always re-request the username and password at login, and will never store those details to persistent storage.
You can install django-ldap-basic-auth in 2 ways: using pip or by setup.py install
$ pip install django-ldap-basic-auth
Then modify your settings.py
INSTALLED_APPS = INSTALLED_APPS + (
AUTHENTICATION_BACKENDS = ('django_ldap_basic_auth.backends.LdapBasicAuthBackend',) + AUTHENTICATION_BACKENDS
MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES = MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES + (
DJANGO_LDAP_BASIC_AUTH_ACTIVATED = True
If you want to store the information in a http cookie, called HTTP_AUTHORIZATION, then put in your settings.py:
DJANGO_LDAP_BASIC_AUTH_USE_COOKIES = True
You must define a django cache backend too.
* Django >= 1.4.x
* django-auth-ldap (https://pythonhosted.org/django-auth-ldap/)
* Improve tests
* Check if django-auth-ldap is installed
* first version
* including request.session.modified = True to make sure that Django will persist the session
* use http cookie to store data
* check if request has atribute user
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