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Django BasicAuthMixin

Author:
icrni
Posted:
June 8, 2014
Language:
Python
Version:
1.6
Tags:
django mixin basic-authentication
Score:
1 (after 1 ratings)

Basic Authentication mixin for Django. Use in your class based views.

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class BasicAuthMixin(object):
    def dispatch(self, request, *args, **kwargs):
        if 'HTTP_AUTHORIZATION' in request.META:
            auth = request.META['HTTP_AUTHORIZATION'].split()
            if len(auth) == 2:
                # NOTE: Support for only basic authentication
                if auth[0].lower() == "basic":
                    uname, passwd = base64.b64decode(auth[1]).split(':')
                    user = authenticate(username=uname, password=passwd)
                    if user is not None:
                        if user.is_active:
                            login(request, user)
                            request.user = user
                            return super(BasicAuthMixin, self).dispatch(
                                request, *args, **kwargs
                            )
        return HttpResponse('Unauthorized', status=401)

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