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Allow use of Pyramid-style signed or encrypted cookie for scallable Zope2 session storage

Project description


Bridge to allow using Pyramid’s cookie session implementation in Zope2.


Initial development of this library was sponsored by ZeOmega Inc.


  1. Clone the repository. E.g.:

    $ cd /path/to/
    $ git clone
  2. Get zope2.sessioncookie installed on the Python path. E.g.:

    $ cd /path/to/zope2.sessioncookie
    $ /path/to/virtualenv_with_zope2/bin/pip install -e .
  3. Copy / link the zope2.sessioncookie-meta.zcml file into the $INSTANCE_HOME/etc/package-includes of your Zope instance. (You might need to create the directory first.) E.g.:

    $ cd /path/to/zopes_instance
    $ mkdir -p etc/package-includes
    $ cd etc/package-includes
    $ ln -s \
        /path/to/zope2.sessioncookie/zope2.sessioncookie-meta.zcml .
  4. Generate a 32-byte, hexlified secret:

    $ /path/to/virtualenv_with_zope2/bin/print_secret
  1. Edit the site.zcml for your instance. E.g.:

    $ cd /path/to/zopes_instance
    $ vim etc/site.zcml

    Add an XML namespace declaration at the top, e.g.:


    Add a stanza near the end, configuring the cookie session. E.g.:

  2. Run the installation script, which disables the standard session manager and adds the new hook. E.g.:

    $ bin/zopectl run \
  3. (Re)start your Zope instance. Test methods which set session variables, and inspect request / response cookies to see that _ZopeId is no longer being set, while session is set (with encrypted, base64-encoded data).


0.8 (2016-04-28)

  • Add a ZopeCookieSession.set method (PR #4).

0.7.1 (2015-12-16)

  • Packaging bug: fix rendering of README.txt in --long-description output.

0.7 (2015-12-16)

  • Fix example ZCML snippet in README.rst (PR #3).
  • Fix ZCML namespace in zope2/sessioncookie/meta.zcml (PR #3).
  • Add script for uninstalling the root traversal hook (PR #2).

0.6.1 (2015-12-08)

  • Packaging bug: add missing

0.6 (2015-11-23)

  • Transferred copyright to Zope Foundation, relicensed to ZPL 2.1.
  • Rename from zope2.signedsessioncookie -> zope2.sessioncookie.
  • Replace locally-defined EncryptingPickleSerialzer with pyramid_nacl_session.EncryptedSerializer. Closes #8 and #9.

0.5 (2015-10-08)

  • Add support for (optionally) encrypting session cookies, rather than signing them.

0.4 (2015-10-05)

  • Add an attribute, signedsessioncookie_installed, to the root object during installation.

0.3 (2015-09-30)

  • Fix rendering http_only cookie attribute.

0.2 (2015-09-29)

  • Add support for extra Pyramid session configuration via ZCML: hash_algorithm, timeout, reissue_time.
  • Suppress empty / None values in cookie attributes passed to ZPublisher.HTTPResponse.setCookie.
  • Refactor install script to allow reuse from other modules.
  • Fix compatibility w/ zope.configuration 3.7.4.

0.1 (2015-09-18)

  • Initial release.

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