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Definition of authentication basics for the Zope Framework

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This package provides a definition of authentication concepts for use in Zope Framework. This includes:

  • IAuthentication
  • IUnauthenticatedPrincipal
  • ILogout

Documentation is hosted at


4.5.0 (2021-03-19)

  • Add support for Python 3.8 and 3.9.
  • Drop support for Python 3.4.
  • Fix deprecated test imports from zope.component to use the correct imports from zope.interface.

4.4.0 (2018-08-24)

4.3.0 (2017-05-11)

  • Add support for Python 3.5 and 3.6.
  • Drop support for Python 2.6 and 3.2.

4.2.1 (2015-06-05)

  • Add support for PyPy3 and Python 3.2.

4.2.0 (2014-12-26)

4.1.0 (2013-02-21)

  • Add support for Python 3.3.
  • Add tox.ini and

4.0.0 (2012-07-04)

  • Break inappropriate testing dependency on zope.component.nextutility.

    (Forward-compatibility with zope.component 4.0.0).

  • Replace deprecated zope.component.adapts usage with equivalent zope.component.adapter decorator.

  • Replace deprecated zope.interface.implements usage with equivalent zope.interface.implementer decorator.

  • Drop support for Python 2.4 and 2.5.

3.7.1 (2010-04-30)

  • Remove undeclared testing dependency on zope.testing.

3.7.0 (2009-03-14)

Initial release. This package was split off from to provide a separate common interface definition for authentication utilities without extra dependencies.

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