Changes between Version 2 and Version 3 of MultipleAuthBackends

02/27/2006 02:48:59 AM (13 years ago)
Max Battcher <me@…>



  • MultipleAuthBackends

    v2 v3  
    8888That's most of it. Think you have a use case this won't work for? Please tell django-developers.
     90== Suggestions ==
     91It makes a lot of sense to store a cache of a user object as a django model, no matter what the authentication scheme, so it might very well be useful to just go ahead, reduce the Users models to its barest core, and I would add an (optional) Expiration date for automatic cache/culling (ie, always check the db first, then try everything else).  (It may even be useful to add Expiration dates to permissions/groups.)  I'm also thinking that many of the Credential types should just all be models in their own right with a Many-to-Many relationship with the base User class (a user could be very likely to have multiple Credentials, and there might be the occaisional need for "Group Credentials").  Once the subclassing system is in place, all of the Credential models should be subclasses of each other, probably, for good Pythonic OO-ness.  Probably most DB Credentials would want Expiration dates, too.  This would be a useful generic/easy system for those GET confirmation Credentials that people do.  Finally, keep in mind that not all Credentials will have a username/password combo.  GET Credentials will probably be some random string or hash.  OpenID Credentials are URLs (tied to remote server response signatures and remote server spam white/blacklists).  Making Credentials first-class models would help make it easier to remove most of the cases where a seperate User model might be necessary (ie, OpenID users could share the same base User model that Django users do, and someone can use the very same base model if they happen to use both). --Max Battcher
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