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easy oidc client & server

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Simple OIDC.

It's all so confusing, so I wrote a (small) wrapper package around requests and flask-oidc that provides a (slightly) easier interface to protect and connect to private resources.

I don't have time to wait for PRs to merge in flask_oidc, but maybe I'll get some of this merged eventually!


pip install oidcat



This is a requests.Session object that will handle tokens entirely for you. No need to refresh tokens, no need to manually log back in when both your access and refresh tokens expire.

import os
import oidcat

# basic login:
sess = oidcat.Session('', os.getenv('USERNAME'), os.getenv('PASSWORD'))

# that's it! all future requests will use the token
# and it will automatically refresh so effectively, it'll never expire!
out = sess.get('').json()

Resource Server

Here's an example resource server.

NOTE: Technically you can do this without creating a client (and omit them in with_well_known_secrets_file) and it will use the admin-cli client.

import os
import flask
import oidcat.server

app = flask.Flask(__name__)
    # Create the client configuration (makes request to well known url)
        '', 'myclient', 'supersecret'),

    # or:
    # Create keycloak client configuration (doesn't need request)
    # OIDC_CLIENT_SECRETS=oidcat.util.with_keycloak_secrets_file(
    #     '', 'myclient', 'supersecret', 'myrealm'),

import sqlitedict
oidc = oidcat.server.OpenIDConnect(app, credentials_store=sqlitedict.SqliteDict('creds.db', autocommit=True))
# or equivalently:
oidc = oidcat.server.OpenIDConnect(app, 'creds.db')

# various forms of protecting endpoints

def index():
    '''This will redirect you to a login screen.'''5
    return flask.jsonify({'message': 'Welcome!'})

# question - what exactly is the difference between these?

@oidc.accept_token(role='editor')  # client/realm role
def edit():
    '''This will give a 402 if you don't pass `access_token`.'''
    return flask.jsonify({'message': 'you did something!'})

@oidc.accept_token(role='editor', realm=False)  # client role
def edit():
    '''This will give a 402 if you don't pass `access_token`.'''
    return flask.jsonify({'message': 'you did something!'})

@oidc.accept_token(scopes_required=['reader'])  # client scopes
def view():
    '''This will give a 402 if you don't pass `access_token`.'''
    return flask.jsonify({'message': 'something interesting!'})

@oidc.accept_token(role='admin', client=None)  # realm role
def ultimatepower():
    '''This will give a 402 if you don't pass `access_token`.'''
    return flask.jsonify({'message': 'mwahahah!'})

if __name__=='__main__':'', port=PORT, debug=True)


  • Session
    • add Access abstraction which encapsulates the access and refresh tokens, well known, and login/logout logic.
    • the access token is automatically added to requests using the Bearer token method.
      • to disable this on a per-request basis, pass token=False to your request method (e.g. sess.get(..., token=False))
      • to disable this for all requests on the object, you can do Session(..., require_token=False)
      • and to re-enable it on a per-request basis: sess.get(..., token=False)
    • add a login/logout method (which is a convenience wrapper for the Access object)
  • token
    • add a token class which encapsulates the token, token data, and expiration logic
    • a token's truthiness can be used to determine if it needs to be refreshed
    • add token checking function has_role
  • server:
    • accept_token takes additional parameters:

      • role (str, list): roles to check for in the token
      • client (str, bool, default=True): see has_role
      • checks (list of callables): you can pass arbitrary
    • has_role checks for keycloak roles in the token. right now we just support Keycloak compatible token formats

      • *roles (tuple[str]): the roles to compare against
      • client_id (str, bool, default=True): if a string, it will check for roles in that client_id. If True, it will check in the current client. If False/None, it will check for realm roles.
    • util.with_keycloak_secrets_file: generate the client secrets file and return the path to it. See usage above.

      • this also handles all of the additional urls (token introspection, etc) from the base url.

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