Simple local user authentication
MiniAuth is a small program (and a Python library) for user authentication. with handy features, making it easy to use in different contexts and integrate with other programs.
MiniAuth is simple and portable, runs on Python versions 2.7 and Python 3.4+ and has no dependencies other than Python standard library.
When the Python package is installed, the miniauth CLI entrypoint is provided to manage and use a local database of users, using a SQLite backend.
- Passwords are stored salted and hashed. The hash is configurable per record, default is a secure choice (sha512)
- Supports enabling/disabling users
- Credentials can be specified in different ways: command line arguments, standard input, files
- When used as a Python library, a custom storage can be used instead of default SQLite storage
Here is how to create a user and password, then verifying the credentials:
$ miniauth save testuser Password: $ miniauth verify testuser Password: # exit codes report the result of verification
By default a SQLite DB file is created in current working directory named miniauth.db. The path to this file can be configured with the –storage option.
When verifying the credentials, the password can be specified as an argument, or read from standard input or a file.
$ miniauth --storage=user.db --verbose save testuser --password testpassword No DB detected on "user.db". Creating latest DB schema ... DB schema updated to version user.db on "1" created user testuser # read password from arguments $ miniauth --storage=user.db --verbose verify testuser testpassword user testuser credentials are correct # read password from a file $ cat file_with_password testpassword $ miniauth --storage=user.db --verbose verify testuser --password-file file_with_password user testuser credentials are correct # read username and password from a file $ cat file_with_creds testuser testpassword $ miniauth --storage=user.db --verbose verify --creds-file file_with_creds user testuser credentials are correct
Authenticating users can be done in other Python applications using miniauth as a library.
>>> from miniauth.auth import MiniAuth >>> auth = MiniAuth('users.db') >>> auth.create_user('user', 'password') True >>> auth.verify_user('user', 'password') True >>> auth.verify_user('user', 'invalidpassword') False
MiniAuth can use storage backends other than the default SQLite based one. Storage classes should inherit AbstractStorage and implement the abstract methods.
>>> from miniauth.storage import AbstractStorage >>> class CustomStorage(AbstractStorage): ... # implement abstract methods ... pass >>> auth = MiniAuth('', CustomStorage())
$ pip install miniauth
Or installing from source:
$ python setup.py install
Source code is on GitHub
# on dev/test env $ pip install -r requirements/dev.txt
Tox is most convenient to run tests with, since it handles virtualenvs
Or when development dependencies are installed (preferably with a virtual environment), tests can be run by directly calling pytest.
MiniAuth is an open source project released under the terms of MIT license.
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Copyright (c) 2018-2019 Farzad Ghanei
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