tangent-tokenauth

Authentication lib for Tangent Micro Services


Licenses
MIT/MirOS
Install
pip install tangent-tokenauth==0.1.4

Documentation

PythonAuthenticationLib

A library for authenticating against the UserService

Installation

pip install tangent-tokenauth

Usage

Add to installed apps:

INSTALLED_APPS = (
    ...
    'tokenauth',
) 

Add to middleware:

MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES = (
    'django.contrib.sessions.middleware.SessionMiddleware',
    'django.middleware.common.CommonMiddleware',
    'django.middleware.csrf.CsrfViewMiddleware',
    'django.contrib.auth.middleware.AuthenticationMiddleware',
    'django.contrib.auth.middleware.SessionAuthenticationMiddleware',
    'django.contrib.messages.middleware.MessageMiddleware',
    'django.middleware.clickjacking.XFrameOptionsMiddleware',
    'django.middleware.security.SecurityMiddleware',

    'tokenauth.middleware.TokenAuthMiddleware',
)

Add authentication backends

AUTHENTICATION_BACKENDS = (
    'django.contrib.auth.backends.ModelBackend',

    ## this will allow you to authenticate against the userservice with a token
    'tokenauth.authbackends.TokenAuthBackend'
    ## this will allow you to authenticate against the userservice with a username and password
    'tokenauth.authbackends.UserServiceAuthBackend'
)

Notes: It is advisable to include UserServiceAuthBackend after ModelBackend. Since UserServiceAuthBackend will sync the user returned from the UserService, it will be preferable to login using the local synced user rather than hitting the UserService each time. From the frontend this will be transparent.

Add userservice url

USERSERVICE_BASE_URL = "http://example.com"

Profit

$$

You can now authenticate against the UserService:

from django.contrib.auth.models import User

# TokenAuthBackend
user.authenticate(token)

# UserServiceAuthBackend
user.authenticate(username, password)