Basic HTTP/1.0 Authentication
This module implements Basic authentication as described in HTTP/1.0 specification  . Do not use this module unless you are using SSL or need to work with very out-dated clients, instead use digest authentication.
>>> from paste.wsgilib import dump_environ >>> from paste.httpserver import serve >>> # from paste.auth.basic import AuthBasicHandler >>> realm = 'Test Realm' >>> def authfunc(environ, username, password): ... return username == password >>> serve(AuthBasicHandler(dump_environ, realm, authfunc)) serving on...
implements Basic authentication details
HTTP/1.0 Basic authentication middleware
applicationThe application object is called only upon successful authentication, and can assume environ['REMOTE_USER'] is set. If the REMOTE_USER is already set, this middleware is simply pass-through.
realmThis is a identifier for the authority that is requesting authorization. It is shown to the user and should be unique within the domain it is being used.
authfuncThis is a mandatory user-defined function which takes a environ, username and password for its first three arguments. It should return True if the user is authenticated.
Grant access via basic authentication
Config looks like this:
[filter:grant] use = egg:Paste#auth_basic realm=myrealm authfunc=somepackage.somemodule:somefunction