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OpenID Connect authentication for Trac

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Description

A plugin to support authentication to trac using OpenID Connect.

This plugin is being written in a fire-drill mode since google has discontinued support for OpenID authentication and our trac is currently using TracAuthOpenId for authentication via google.

Currently this probably only works with google as the authentication provider.

Development takes place at http://github.com/dairiki/trac-oidc/.

I am using this plugin under trac 0.12.5. I think it should work in newer trac versions, as well, but that has not yet been tested.

Usage

Obtain OAuth 2.0 Credentials

You must obtain OAuth 2.0 credentials from google before you can use this plugin.

  1. Go to the Google Developers Console.

  2. Select a project, or create a new one.

  3. In the sidebar on the left, expand APIs & auth. Next, click APIs. Select the Enabled APIs link in the API section to see a list of all your enabled APIs.

  4. Optional, but recommended: Make sure that the Google+ API is on the list of enabled APIs. If you have not enabled it, select the API from the list of APIs, then select the Enable API button for the API. (The Google+ API is used to retrieve the user’s real name on initial sign in.)

  5. In the sidebar on the left, select Credentials.

  6. If you haven’t done so already, create your project’s OAuth 2.0 credentials by clicking Create new Client ID, and providing the information needed to create the credentials.

  7. The redirect URI used by this plugin is the base url for your trac followed by /trac_oidc/redirect. I.e. if the top of your trac is at http://example.org/mytrac, then the redirect URI will be http://example.org/mytrac/trac_oidc/redirect. If your trac is available under multiple hostnames, or under both http: and https: schemes, then you may need to configure multiple redirect URIs.

  8. When all looks copacetic, click the Download JSON button (on the Credentials page) to download a JSON file containing the required client secrets. Save this file to somewhere where trac can read it. By default, the plugin looks for this file under the name client_secret.json in the conf subdirectory of the trac environment, however this can be configured. (Since the file contains sensitive information, consider setting the file permissions so that not just anybody can read it.)

Install the Plugin

The plugin is available from PyPI, so it may be installed, e.g., using pip:

pip install trac-oidc

Configuration

In your trac.ini:

[components]

# You must enable the trac_oidc plugin
trac_oidc.* = enabled

# Optional: You probably want to disable the stock login module
trac.web.auth.loginmodule = disabled

[trac_oidc]

# Optional: Specify the path to the client secrets JSON file.
# The default is ``client_secret.json``.  Relative paths are
# interpreted relative to the ``conf`` subdirectory of the trac
# environment (i.e. alongside ``trac.ini``.)
client_secret_file = /path/to/client_secret.json

[openid]

# Optional: This only matters if you would like to migrate
# users created by the TracAuthOpenId_ plugin to this one.
# In that case, the OpenID realm must be set to the same value
# that was used by TracAuthOpenId (where it is called the *trust root*)
# for the identity URLs to be comparable.
#
# If this is set, then the OpenID realm will include just the hostname,
# otherwise the realm will include the full base path of the trac.
# E.g. if you trac is is ``http://example.org:8080/mytrac``, then the realm
# will be ``http://example.org:8080/`` if ``absolute_trust_root`` is set
# and ``http://example.org:8080/mytrac`` if ``absolute_trust_root`` is
# not set.
#
# The default is ``true``.
#
absolute_trust_root = false

Migration from TracAuthOpenID

If you used only google as the authentication provider with TracAuthOpenId, then you should be able to disable TracAuthOpenId, configure and enable trac-oidc, and things should just work — users should keep their sessions (i.e. they will retain their settings and permissions.)

If you were using multiple authentication providers with TracAuthOpenId, it should be possible to run both TracAuthOpenId (with google disabled), and trac-oidc together. I have not tried this, however, and some tuning will probably be required.

To Do

Possible improvements.

Generalize to work with more providers

Maybe using oic (rather than oauth2client) would make this easier. (Oic is rather sparsely documented, however.)

Authors

Jeff Dairiki

History

0.1.1 (2015-06-18)

Initial release. There is no 0.1 (I botched the upload to PyPI).

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