[Zope3-Users] Pluggable authentication, a newbie's question

Stephan Richter srichter at cosmos.phy.tufts.edu
Tue Jan 30 08:23:30 EST 2007

On Sunday 28 January 2007 11:44, Alexei Ustyuzhaninov wrote:
> This code is contained in the file mypackage/__init__.py, mypackage in
> turn is loaded via ZCML.

This is bad form. You should have that code in another module.

> Both plugins and PAU are registered 
> successfully and I can access them with queryUtility. But the
> authentication is carried through the standard mechanism and
> MyAuthenticatorPlugin isn't even called.

There are a couple of things to be said here:

* Pluggable Authentication was not developed to work well globally. I know I 
had to tweak it a (tiny) bit to make it work for base registries.

* You should use the pluggable authentication utility from a site. You can do 
this via ZCML and baseregistries or adding it to the ZODB. You should look 
into configurator on how to do this programmatically.

Packages to check out:

Stephan Richter
CBU Physics & Chemistry (B.S.) / Tufts Physics (Ph.D. student)
Web2k - Web Software Design, Development and Training

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