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An auth policy for the Pyramid Web Framework with sane defaults.

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An auth policy for the Pyramid Web Framework with sane defaults that works with Michael Merickel’s absolutely fantastic pyramid_services. Provides an easy to use authorization policy that incorporates web security best practices.


Install from PyPI using pip or easy_install inside a virtual environment.

$ $VENV/bin/pip install pyramid_authsanity

Or install directly from source.

$ git clone
$ cd pyramid_authsanity
$ $VENV/bin/pip install -e .


Activate pyramid_authsanity by including it into your pyramid application.


2.0.0 (2021-03-07)

  • Remove support for Python 2, 3.4, and 3.5

  • Updated to use new Pyramid 2.0 import locations, please use 1.1.0 if you want compatibility with lower versions of Pyramid.

1.1.0 (2017-11-29)

  • Add new Authorization header based authentication source

    This provides out of the box support for “Bearer” like tokens.

1.0.0 (2017-05-19)

  • Remove Python 2.6 support

  • Fix a bug whereby the policy was storing a dict instead of a list in the source, which of course broke things subtly when actually using the policy.

  • Send empty cookie when forgetting the authentication for the cookie source

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