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Custom Django Oauth backend for Ressource Servers to download full user data fom Authorization Server

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If you’ve read RFCs on OAuth or (more likely) the django-oauth-toolkit docs, you know that a Ressource Server sorts of delegates user authentication to the Authorization Server.

But the current implementation in Django OAuth Toolkit only copies the username from the Authorization Server in its database. This implies that all users have no special permissions, i.e. you lose administrator rights when you access the Ressource Server !

The class FullUserOAuthBackend aims to fix this by fetching the full user model from the Authorization Server after you’ve accessed the Ressource Server.


pip install oauth-slave-accounts


Authorization Server

You need to create an endpoint that exposes user data in a json manner (or further override my methods), the easiest being a DjangoRestFramework ModelViewset. The current implementation uses the user’s Authorization token as lookup_field.

class UserViewSet(viewset.ReadOnlyModelViewSet):
    queryset = User.objects.all()
    serializer_class = UserSerializer
    permission_classes = [ServerServerPermission]
    def get_object(self):
        return  AccessToken.objects.get(token=self.kwargs.get('pk')).user
pro tip: you should exclude the password from the serializer, because its confidential even if salted, and furthermore its useability probably depends on the SECRET_KEY

Ressource Server

Subclass ressource_server_utils.backend.FullUserOAuthBackend and override the following :
  • property fetch_url : a string that describes your Authorization Server’s endpoint to get User data e.g. http://auth.srv/user/{}/
  • property UserSerializer : a DjangoRestFramework Serializer that defines how to parse your Authorization Server’s response
  • And optionnally
    • method get_auth_token()
    • method refresh_auth_token()

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