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Flask blueprint to connect to a MediaWiki OAuth server

Project description

Flask blueprint to run OAuth against MediaWiki's extension:OAuth.

The blueprint adds these uris:
- /login - runs the OAuth handshake and returns the user to /
- /login?next=/someurl will return the user to /someurl
- /logout - clears the users' access tokens
- /logout?next=/someurl will return the user to /someurl
- /oauth-callback - callback from MW to finish the handshake

The users' OAuth key and secret are stored in the session.

In addition, flask-mwoauth adds a few convenience functions:

1. `get_current_user(cached=True)` reports who the current user is. To confirm
the user is still logged in (e.g. tokens have not been revoked), call it
with cached=False.

2. `request(api_query)` submits an request through the API, using the users' access tokens. For instance,

result = request({'action': 'query', 'meta': 'userinfo'})

fetches and returns the result as Python dict, e.g.

{u'batchcomplete': u'', u'query': {u'userinfo': {u'id': 31344, u'name': u'Valhallasw'}}}

If you are authorized to access other wikis (e.g., although you authorized via, you can run a request there using

result = request({'action': 'query', 'meta': 'userinfo'}, url='')

For more information on using the api, please check the api documentation at

The example app
An example app is implemented in ``.

1. Go to and fill in the following values:
- Application name: test app
- Application description: test app for flask-mwoauth
- OAuth "callback" URL: http://localhost:5000/oauth-callback
- Contact email address: <your registered email address>
- Leave all other values default.

2. Click 'Propose consumer'. You now get a message stating
> Your OAuth consumer request has been received.
>You have been assigned a consumer token of **<consumer key>** and a secret token of **<consumer secret>**. Please record these for future reference."

3. Then
$ python develop
$ python
NOTE: The callback URL you entered when proposing an OAuth consumer
probably did not match the URL under which you are running this development
server. Your redirect back will therefore fail -- please adapt the URL in
your address bar to http://localhost:5000/oauth-callback?oauth_verifier=...etc

Consumer key: <the consumer key you got>
Consumer secret: <the consumer secret you got>
You may need to re-enter the key and secret if the app reloads.

4. Go to [http://localhost:5000/](http://localhost:5000/) and click 'login'.

Projects using flask-mwoauth
To see how flask-mwoauth is used in applications, you can take a look at:
* [mwoauth-test](
* [gerrit-patch-uploader](
* [connecting the blueprint](,
* [getting the logged in user](
* [wikipedia-tags-in-osm](
* [querying the wiki](
* [editing a wiki](

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