When this directive is used, authentication information is obtained
from an paste.auth.auth_tkt cookie value, assumed to be set by
a custom login form.
- The secret is a string that will be used to sign the data
stored by the cookie. It is required and has no default.
- The callback is a Python dotted name to a function passed the
string representing the userid stored in the cookie and the
request as positional arguments. The callback is expected to
return None if the user represented by the string doesn’t exist or
a sequence of group identifiers (possibly empty) if the user does
exist. If callback is None, the userid will be assumed to
exist with no groups. It defaults to None.
- The cookie_name is the name used for the cookie that contains
the user information. It defaults to auth_tkt.
- secure is a boolean value. If it’s set to “true”, the cookie
will only be sent back by the browser over a secure (HTTPS)
connection. It defaults to “false”.
- include_ip is a boolean value. If it’s set to true, the
requesting IP address is made part of the authentication data in
the cookie; if the IP encoded in the cookie differs from the IP of
the requesting user agent, the cookie is considered invalid. It
defaults to “false”.
- timeout is an integer value. It represents the maximum age in
seconds which the auth_tkt ticket will be considered valid. If
timeout is specified, and reissue_time is also specified,
reissue_time must be a smaller value than timeout. It
defaults to None, meaning that the ticket will be considered
- reissue_time is an integer value. If reissue_time is
specified, when we encounter a cookie that is older than the
reissue time (in seconds), but younger that the timeout, a new
cookie will be issued. It defaults to None, meaning that
authentication cookies are never reissued. A value of 0 means
reissue a cookie in the response to every request that requires
- max_age is the maximum age of the auth_tkt cookie, in
seconds. This differs from timeout inasmuch as timeout
represents the lifetime of the ticket contained in the cookie,
while this value represents the lifetime of the cookie itself.
When this value is set, the cookie’s Max-Age and Expires
settings will be set, allowing the auth_tkt cookie to last between
browser sessions. It is typically nonsensical to set this to a
value that is lower than timeout or reissue_time, although
it is not explicitly prevented. It defaults to None, meaning
(on all major browser platforms) that auth_tkt cookies will last
for the lifetime of the user’s browser session.
- A boolean value. If it’s set to “true”, a cookie with a “wild” domain
value will only be sent back by the browser during remember.
It defaults to “true”.