[Twisted-web] Sessions and Authentication for Web2

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Thu Nov 17 19:47:52 MST 2005

On Thu, 17 Nov 2005 11:09:42 -0800, David Reid <dreid at dreid.org> wrote:

>While it might be a valid assumption, there is no common public  interface 
>provided to facilitate it.

The interface is ICredentialsChecker, specifically, requestAvatarID.  

>Perhaps because no one knows  what that should 
>look like, perhaps because no one felt it was  necessary.

Return a Deferred from requestAvatarID...?

>But I do believe 
>that something like  twisted.protocols.sip.IAuthorizer, that allows for an 
>arbitrary  number of round trips should be in cred,

That's not what IAuthorizer does.  That's what Deferreds do: you can call deferred-returning methods from within requestAvatarID.  That allows for an arbitrary number of round trips.

I really don't see how IAuthorizer is relevant to this discussion at all, in fact.

>either the ICredentials 
>interface should be extended (probably through a subclass) or a new 
>interface should be created.

Clearly, but that doesn't mean that something should be in cred.  From ICredentials' documentation:

    Implementors _must_ specify which sub-interfaces of ICredentials
    to which it conforms, using zope.interface.implements().

ICredentials is explicitly listed as a super-interface, it doesn't mean anything by itself, you have to create subinterfaces for every different kind of authorization.

>I'm toying with some ideas of how to  best do 
>this, but I don't really "get" cred

Clearly not :)

>so if you have any  requirements other 
>than arbitrary number of round trips, let me know  so i can take those into 
>account now rather than later.

Honestly, I have no idea what you're talking about.  Have you read Abe's new book?  He covers everything in terms of cred.

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