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xmlrpc basic auth

Author:
jackherer
Posted:
October 17, 2007
Language:
Python
Version:
.96
Tags:
auth xmlrpc
Score:
3 (after 3 ratings)

decorator which performs basic http auth authentication against the known userbase. This decorator is only for xml-rpc services. When there is no basic auth a proper response will be returned

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def xmlrpc_basic_auth_required(view_func):
    """ decorator which performs basic http auth authentication against the known userbase """
    def _auth(request, *args, **kwargs):
        if 'HTTP_AUTHORIZATION' in request.META:
            auth = request.META['HTTP_AUTHORIZATION'].split()

            if len(auth) == 2:
                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.active:
                            return view_func(request, *args, **kwargs)
                            
        response = HttpResponse(mimetype="text/xml")
        response.write(xmlrpclib.dumps(
            xmlrpclib.Fault(401, "Authorization required")
        ))
        return response
    return _auth

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