Changes between Version 4 and Version 5 of MultipleAuthBackends


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Timestamp:
02/27/06 11:46:28 (9 years ago)
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linicks@…
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  • MultipleAuthBackends

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    11= Multiple Authentication Backends =
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    3 Currently, Django's authentication system assumes that all your users live in the db as Django models and you must use a username and password to login. This works ok until you realize that you need to support 200 users who already have accounts Active Directory (or insert your favorite windows-free LDAP server here.) In short, Django shouldn't require you to use Django models for users, and it shouldn't require you to use a username and password. What if I want to use an email address, or use some other unique key for my boss REST interface?
     3Currently, Django's authentication system assumes that all your users live in the db as Django models and you must use a username and password to login. This works ok until you realize that you need to support 200 users who already have Active Directory accounts (or insert your favorite windows-free LDAP server here.) In short, Django shouldn't require you to use Django models for users, and it shouldn't require you to use a username and password. What if I want to use an email address, or use some other unique key for my boss REST interface?
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    55Zope has a pretty simple/cool solution for this. It's not really standalone, but it's not that hard to port either. Regardless of what you think of Zope, they've been doing this longer than most of us, and we could probably learn a thing or two from them. Most (meaning nearly all) of these ideas are modeled on zope.app.authentication
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