[Twisted-Python] Why would getUser()/getPassword() return ""?
stuart.hungerford at anu.edu.au
Tue Nov 25 00:03:32 EST 2003
Before I move onto learning about cred, guard and more
sophisticated authentication schemes, I'm trying to get a
simple example working with basic HTTP authentication.
I have a resource subclass who's render() method checks the
values of request.getUsername() and request.getPassword():
isLeaf = 1
addSlash = 0
def render(self, request):
if (not request.getUser()) or (not request.getPassword()):
request.setResponseCode(401, 'Authentication required')
# do work and render HTML ...
The problem is that no matter what I try getUser() and getPassword()
both return the string "" and the web browser never prompts for a
Is the above enough for the simplest possible HTTP authentication
approach in Twisted web or should I be setting HTTP headers before the
request.getUser()/request.getPassword() is performed?
Any advice much appreciated,
:: Stuart Hungerford (stuart.hungerford at anu.edu.au)
:: ANU Internet Futures Group
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