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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.

.. warning::

(Obviously) This pyramid is totally unsafe for production and should be
restricted to debug usage / development phase.

* PyPI:
* Bitbucket:
* Bugs:


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:

.. code-block:: python

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'

Or using a non-standard *authorization* query parameter:


With common http clients:

$ curl http://localhost:6543?authorization=debug%20bob%20admin

$ 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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