HMAC authentication for Python client libraries.
This library makes it easy to add support for HMAC authentication in Python clients that:
1. Interface with a REST API that uses
[jersey-hmac-auth](https://github.com/bazaarvoice/jersey-hmac-auth) to implement HMAC authentication, and
2. Use the Python [Requests](http://docs.python-requests.org) library to make API calls.
It works by providing a custom authenticator for the Requests library that modifies outgoing API calls to encode
the requests for HMAC authentication.
## Getting Started
pip install python-hmac-auth
In your code, import the `HmacAuth` class and specify it on the `auth` parameter when issuing API calls:
from python_hmac_auth import HmacAuth
response = requests.get('http://example.com/api' auth=HmacAuth('your_api_key', 'your_secret_key'))
## User Guide
See the [User Guide](https://github.com/bazaarvoice/jersey-hmac-auth/wiki) for jersey-hmac-auth for more details
about HMAC authentication on the server and for clients libraries.
To get the code:
$ git clone email@example.com:bazaarvoice/python-hmac-auth.git
To submit a new request or issue, please visit the [Issues](https://github.com/bazaarvoice/python-hmac-auth/issues) page.
Pull requests are always welcome.
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