repoze.what Quickstart via configuration files

New in version 1.0.1.

If you prefer to configure the quickstart plugin via Ini files instead of Python code, that’s possible as of version 1.0.1.

All the settings can be adjusted via configuration files, except passing additional arguments to repoze.who (which will be possible in later versions).

To use a configuration file instead of Python code, use repoze.what.plugins.quickstart.add_auth_from_config() instead of repoze.what.plugins.quickstart.setup_sql_auth(), like this:

from repoze.what.plugins.quickstart import add_auth_from_config
# (...)
# "config_file" is the path to the configuration file that contains your
# auth settings:
application = add_auth_from_config(application, global_config, config_file)

Supported options

In these configuration files you can set the arguments you would pass to repoze.what.plugins.quickstart.setup_sql_auth(). For example, the sample file below illustrates how you’d pass the arguments required by this function:

dbsession = your_project.model:DBSession

user_class = your_project.model:User

group_class = your_project.model:Group
permission_class = your_project.model:Permission

While the file below illustrates how to pass the optional arguments as well, including the so-called “translations”:

dbsession = tests.fixture.model:DBSession
charset = utf-8

user_class = tests.fixture.model:User
form_plugin = tests.fixture.misc_config:form_plugin
form_identifies = True
cookie_name = authntkt
cookie_secret = you cannot see this
cookie_timeout = 3600
cookie_reissue_time = 1800
login_url = /log-me-in
login_handler = /handle-login
post_login_url = /do-something-after-login
logout_handler = /log-me-out
post_logout_url = /do-something-after-logout
login_counter_name = login_attempts
skip_authentication = False

# Logging.
# You can use the ``here`` variable in ``log_file``, which represents the
# absolute path to this file's parent directory.
log_file = stdout
log_level = debug

group_class = tests.fixture.model:Group
permission_class = tests.fixture.model:Permission

validate_password = check_it
users = members
user_name = member_name
groups = teams
group_name = team_name
permissions = perms
permission_name = perm_name

log_file can be either "stdout", "stderr" or a path to a custom log file.

Changed in version 1.0.4: Added the options log_file and log_level to the [authentication] section.

Changed in version 1.0.5: Added the options cookie_timeout and cookie_reissue_time to the [authentication] section. section.

Changed in version 1.0.6: Added the option charset to the [general] section.

Changed in version 1.0.7: Added the option skip_authentication to the [authentication] section.


repoze.what.plugins.quickstart.add_auth_from_config(app, global_conf, config_file)

Add authentication and authorization middleware.

  • app – The WSGI application to be secured.
  • global_conf (dict) – The PasteDeploy global configuration.
  • config_file (basestring) – The path to the configuration file for the quickstart plugin.

global_conf is not used at present, but could be used in the future.

exception repoze.what.plugins.quickstart.BadConfigurationException

Base exception for errors in a repoze.what-quickstart configuration file.

exception repoze.what.plugins.quickstart.MissingOptionError

Exception raised when a mandatory option in the configuration file is missing.

exception repoze.what.plugins.quickstart.BadOptionError

Exception raised when an option has an invalid value.

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