Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#27542 closed Cleanup/optimization (fixed)

Client.force_login() shouldn't use authentication backends without a get_user() method

Reported by: Tom Forbes Owned by: nobody
Component: Testing framework Version: dev
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: django@…, desecho@… Triage Stage: Accepted
Has patch: yes Needs documentation: no
Needs tests: no Patch needs improvement: no
Easy pickings: no UI/UX: no


In the current code if no backend is passed to the TestClient.force_login it simply uses the first one:

I think this could be improved. Libraries like django-rules are implemented as an authentication backend but don't implement a get_user method. This leads to confusing errors, as described in this ticket:

Perhaps rather than doing backend = settings.AUTHENTICATION_BACKENDS[0] it could filter out backends that don't implement a get_user method, or follow the usual chain of authentication backends (i.e skipping ones that return None)?

Change History (4)

comment:1 by Tim Graham, 8 years ago

Summary: Testclients force_login should be smarter about which authentication backend is usedClient.force_login() shouldn't use authentication backends without a get_user() method
Triage Stage: UnreviewedAccepted
Type: New featureCleanup/optimization

comment:2 by Daniel Hahler, 8 years ago

Cc: django@… added

comment:3 by Anton Samarchyan, 8 years ago

Cc: desecho@… added
Has patch: set
Version: 1.10master

Added PR.

comment:4 by Tim Graham <timograham@…>, 8 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

In 47744a0a:

Fixed #27542 -- Made Client.force_login() skip auth backends without get_user().

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