[Zope-CMF] Login from a script

Dieter Maurer dieter@handshake.de
Mon, 3 Feb 2003 20:47:13 +0100

Kari-Hans Kommonen wrote at 2003-2-3 12:42 +0200:
 > I have a very simple question. I am trying to do a two step login but 
 > make it seem like only one step to the user.
 > I want to 1) ask for a username and a password, and 2) find the real 
 > userid from another source and 3) post the userid and the password to 
 > zope for authentication.
I assume "another source" is not a Zope source?

  Otherwise, you could collapse step 2 and 3.

  User Folders provide a (private; you need an External Method)
  method "authenticate" to authenticate a user (see
  If successful, it returns a User object, otherwise "None".
  You can "install" a user for the current
  request with "newSecurityManager(None,user)".

  When you use "CookieCrumbler", it provides a similar method.

When you want to issue another HTTP request (e.g. a POST)
in an External Method, you can use "ZPublisher.Client"
or "urllib". The first is much easier for "POST".
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