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OAuthlib authentication support for Requests.

Project description

This project provides first-class OAuth library support for Requests.

The OAuth 1 workflow

OAuth 1 can seem overly complicated and it sure has its quirks. Luckily, requests_oauthlib hides most of these and let you focus at the task at hand.

Accessing protected resources using requests_oauthlib is as simple as:

>>> from requests_oauthlib import OAuth1Session
>>> twitter = OAuth1Session('client_key',
                            client_secret='client_secret',
                            resource_owner_key='resource_owner_key',
                            resource_owner_secret='resource_owner_secret')
>>> url = 'https://api.twitter.com/1/account/settings.json'
>>> r = twitter.get(url)

Before accessing resources you will need to obtain a few credentials from your provider (i.e. Twitter) and authorization from the user for whom you wish to retrieve resources for. You can read all about this in the full OAuth 1 workflow guide on RTD.

The OAuth 2 workflow

OAuth 2 is generally simpler than OAuth 1 but comes in more flavours. The most common being the Authorization Code Grant, also known as the WebApplication flow.

Fetching a protected resource after obtaining an access token can be as simple as:

>>> from requests_oauthlib import OAuth2Session
>>> google = OAuth2Session(r'client_id', token=r'token')
>>> url = 'https://www.googleapis.com/oauth2/v1/userinfo'
>>> r = google.get(url)

Before accessing resources you will need to obtain a few credentials from your provider (i.e. Google) and authorization from the user for whom you wish to retrieve resources for. You can read all about this in the full OAuth 2 workflow guide on RTD.

Installation

To install requests and requests_oauthlib you can use pip:

$ pip install requests requests_oauthlib

History

v0.4.0 (29 September 2013)

  • OAuth1Session methods only return unicode strings. #55.
  • Renamed requests_oauthlib.core to requests_oauthlib.oauth1_auth for consistency. #79.
  • Added Facebook compliance fix and access_token_response hook to OAuth2Session. #63.
  • Added LinkedIn compliance fix.
  • Added refresh_token_response compliance hook, invoked before parsing the refresh token.
  • Correctly limit compliance hooks to running only once!
  • Content type guessing should only be done when no content type is given
  • OAuth1 now updates r.headers instead of replacing it with non case insensitive dict
  • Remove last use of Response.content (in OAuth1Session). #44.

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