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Extensible session based authentication and claims based authorization tool for CherryPy

Project description

Extensible session based authentication and claims based authorization tool for CherryPy.

Includes authentication controllers for default dispatcher and method dispatcher.

Default authentication controllers are provided in lribeiro.cherrypy.authorizer.authentication for default dispatcher and method dispatcher.

Note that if you have a callable class, the class itself must be decorated with @authorize.

Developed under Python3.4 and tested against Python2.7, Python3.4 and pypy.


import cherrypy

from lribeiro.cherrypy import authorizer
from lribeiro.cherrypy.authorizer import authorize
from lribeiro.cherrypy.authorizer.authentication import Identity, AuthControllerDefaultDispatcher

# authenticator function signature can be whatever you'd like,
# as soon as you pass the correct parameters via Http POST
def _authenticator(username, password):
    if username == 'user' and password == 'pass':
        return Identity('id', 'user')

def _authorizer(claims):
    if 'read' in claims and claims['read'] == 'page':
        return True
    if 'write' in claims and claims['write'] == 'page':
        return True
    return False

class Area1:
    @authorize({'read': 'page'})
    def index(self):
        return 'authorized'

class Area2:
    def index(self):
        return 'authorized'

    @authorize({'write': 'site'})
    def restricted(self):
        return 'restricted'

@authorize  # callable class itself must be decorated, not the __call__ method
class Area3:
    exposed = True

    def __call__(self):
        return 'callable class'

class Root:
    def index(self):

def process_login(self, username, password):
        authenticate(username=username, password=password)
        raise cherrypy.HTTPRedirect('/area1')
    except AuthenticationError:
        raise cherrypy.HTTPError(403)

if __name__ == '__main__':
    conf = {
        '/': {
            'tools.sessions.on': True,
            'tools.authorizer.on': True,
            'auth.authenticator': _authenticator,
            'auth.authorizer': _authorizer,
            'auth.login_page': '/login',
            'auth.login_redirect': '/logged_in',
            'auth.logout_redirect': '/logged_out',
            'auth.unauthorized_redirect': '/unauthorized'

    root = Root()
    root.area1 = Area1()
    root.area2 = Area2()
    root.auth = AuthControllerDefaultDispatcher()

    cherrypy.quickstart(root, '/', conf)

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