Skip to main content


Project description

pyramid_odesk allows your users to authorize via odesk on your pyramid project.

You can find it on pypi as pyramid_odesk. Also don’t forget to check the documentation.


pyramid-redis-sessions is used to store session in Redis database, so you need to install Redis and configure it to listen to port

Other packages are installed automatically:


To activate jinja2 renderer, install:

pip install pyramid_jinja2


Install with pip:

pip install pyramid_odesk

or using easy_install:

easy_install pyramid_odesk

You need to create oDesk API keys of the type Web and set appropriate permissions to the generated API key.


You can take a look at the pyramid_odesk_example application or use the instructions below.

Include following settings in your *.ini file:



# Redis session settings
redis.sessions.secret = FILL ME

# oDesk settings
odesk.api.key = FILL ME
odesk.api.secret = FILL ME

Then in your project’s define the following function:

def get_acl_group(user_uid, request):
    """Here goes your ACL logic."""
    # All authenticated users have ``view`` permission
    return 'view'

This function should return list of ACL group principals or None if user is not allowed to have any access groups. See pyramid documentation for security and tutorial.

Define a RootFactory in your

class RootFactory(object):
    """This object sets the security for our application."""
    __acl__ = [
        (Allow, Authenticated, 'view'),
        (Deny, Authenticated, 'login'),
        (Allow, Everyone, 'login'),

    def __init__(self, request):

Now register get_acl_group() function in the config registry to make authorization work. Put in your main method:

def get_acl_group(request):
    return ('view',)

def main(global_config, **settings):
    """Main app configuration binding."""

    config = Configurator(settings=settings,

    # ACL authorization callback for pyramid-odesk
    config.registry.get_acl_group = get_acl_group

    # External includes

    # Views and routing goes here
    # ...

    return config.make_wsgi_app()

You can provide custom forbidden.jinja2 template by overriding asset in your

# Override forbidden template                                                                                                                                                                   config.override_asset(

See template example in pyramid_odesk/templates/forbidden.jinja2.

The “Logout” action is done also via POST request with CSRF protection, see example of “Logout” buttion in pyramid_odesk_example/templates/layout.jinja2.


The project is made by Cyril Panshine (@CyrilPanshine). Bug reports and pull requests are very much welcomed!


  • Due to oDesk Public API change we need to get user information now from


  • Implement bugfix for case when session is broken and request token and secret are not set.


  • Store first and last name in the session for further usage in templates


  • Login and Logout actions are performed via POST and has protection against CSRF attacks


  • Fix BaseHandler obscuring AttributeError during dispatch


  • Use override_offset for overriding forbidden.jinja2 template.
  • If user is authenticated but is not authrized for some view, render forbidden page with Log out link instead of redirect to avoid redirect loop


  • Initial version.

Project details

Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Files for pyramid_odesk, version 1.1.5
Filename, size File type Python version Upload date Hashes
Filename, size pyramid_odesk-1.1.5.tar.gz (7.0 kB) File type Source Python version None Upload date Hashes View

Supported by

Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Google Google Object Storage and Download Analytics Sentry Sentry Error logging AWS AWS Cloud computing DataDog DataDog Monitoring Fastly Fastly CDN DigiCert DigiCert EV certificate StatusPage StatusPage Status page