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Debug Authentication Policy for Pyramid

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Debug Authentication Policy for Pyramid. Provide a simple and standard way to define the pyramid principals from the HTTP client.


Install using setuptools, e.g. (within a virtualenv):

$ pip install pyramid_debugauth


Once pyramid_debugauth is installed, you can define a authentication policy with config.set_authentication_policy.

In your Pyramid project:

from pyramid.authorization import ACLAuthorizationPolicy
from pyramid_debugauth import DebugAuthenticationPolicy

config = Configurator(.....)


The DebugAuthenticationPolicy allows a client to impersonate any user and specify any number of principals desired using the standard Authorization http header and a non-standard auth-scheme Debug (RFC 7235):

Authorization: *Debug* user_id [principal_1] [principal_2] ...

With common http clients:

$ curl http://localhost:6543 -H '*Authorization: Debug bob admin*'
$ http http://localhost:6543 '*Authorization: Debug bob admin*'


Running tests:

$ virtualenv venv
$ . venv/bin/activate
(venv)$ pip install -r requirements-test.txt
(venv)$ nosetests

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