[Twisted-web] Problem using nevow.guard

Juanjo Conti jjconti at gmail.com
Sun Feb 28 14:23:00 EST 2010

Hi! based on the example given at
I'm trying to add user authentication to a part of a Nevow site I'm
running. This is my slightly modified version of guard2.py

I've notice that this works if I create a appserver.NevowSite using
this "authenticated resource" instead of my IndexPage():

#site = appserver.NevowSite(IndexPage())
site = appserver.NevowSite(authenticatedResource(IndexPage()))

but I don't want the hole site to be authenticated. I'd like to add
the authentication only to a particular section. So, what I'm doing is
returning a authenticatedResource(SectionIWantToProtectPage()) where I
was returning SectionIWantToProtectPage(). i.e. in the child_auth
method of IndexPage().

site = appserver.NevowSite(IndexPage())

When I do that, firefox complains that the server is redirecting the
request to http://localhost:8009/auth/?__start_session__=1 in a way
that will never be complete. It ask if I have cookies disabled and
says that If enabling cookies for this site solves the problem, the
real problem is in the server configuration.

So... could you help me? I don't know what I'm doing wrong.


Juanjo Conti
blog: http://www.juanjoconti.com.ar

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