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Password Obfuscation Log Filter

Author:
nikmolnar
Posted:
June 28, 2013
Language:
Python
Version:
1.4
Tags:
filter log password logging obfuscation
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0 (after 0 ratings)

This is a simple logging filter to ensure that user-entered passwords aren't recorded in the log or emailed to admins as part of the request data if an error occurs during registration/login.

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from logging import Filter

class PasswordObfuscationFilter(Filter):
    """Filters out passwords in log messages."""

    def filter(self, record):
        if hasattr(record, 'request') and record.request.POST.get('password', None):
            qd = record.request.POST.copy()
            qd['password'] = "%s (removed)" % ('x'*8)
            record.request.POST = qd
        return True

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