Signs and validates HTTP requests based on a shared-secret HMAC signature
# hmac_authentication Python package
Signs and authenticates HTTP requests based on a shared-secret HMAC signature.
Developed in parallel with the following packages for other languages: - Go: [github.com/18F/hmacauth](https://github.com/18F/hmacauth/) - Ruby: [hmac_authentication](https://rubygems.org/gems/hmac_authentication) - Node.js: [hmac-authentication](https://www.npmjs.com/package/hmac-authentication)
`sh $ pip install hmac-authentication `
## Validating incoming requests
Inject something resembling the following code fragment into your request handling logic as the first thing that happens before the request body is parsed, where headers is a list of headers factored into the signature and secret_key is the shared secret between your application and the service making the request:
## Signing outgoing requests
## Running tests
`sh $ pip install nose $ nosetests `
## Public domain
This project is in the worldwide [public domain](LICENSE.md). As stated in [CONTRIBUTING](CONTRIBUTING.md):
> This project is in the public domain within the United States, and copyright and related rights in the work worldwide are waived through the [CC0 1.0 Universal public domain dedication](https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/). > > All contributions to this project will be released under the CC0 >dedication. By submitting a pull request, you are agreeing to comply >with this waiver of copyright interest.
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