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This is a repoze.who plugin for MAC Access Authentication:

To access resources using MAC Access Authentication, the client must have obtained a set of MAC credentials including an id and secret key. They use these credentials to make signed requests to the server.

When accessing a protected resource, the server will generate a 401 challenge response with the scheme “MAC” as follows:

> GET /protected_resource HTTP/1.1
> Host:

< HTTP/1.1 401 Unauthorized
< WWW-Authenticate: MAC

The client will use their MAC credentials to build a request signature and include it in the Authorization header like so:

> GET /protected_resource HTTP/1.1
> Host:
> Authorization: MAC id="h480djs93hd8",
>                    ts="1336363200",
>                    nonce="dj83hs9s",
>                    mac="bhCQXTVyfj5cmA9uKkPFx1zeOXM="

< HTTP/1.1 200 OK
< Content-Type: text/plain
< For your eyes only:  secret data!

This plugin uses the tokenlib library for verifying MAC credentials:

If this library does not meet your needs, you can provide a custom callback function to decode the MAC id token.

0.1.0 - 2012-02-27

  • Initial release.
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