Using pyramid_nacl_session


Once pyramid_nacl_session is installed, you typically use the config.include mechanism to include it into your Pyramid project’s configuration.

In your Pyramid project’s

with Configurator(settings=settings) as config:
    # ... more config.includes

Alternately, instead of using the Configurator’s include method, you can activate pyramid_nacl_session by changing your application’s .ini file, using the following line:

pyramid.includes = pyramid_nacl_session


Generate a secret key

To facilitate sharing the secret across instances, pyramid_nacl_session provides a print_secret script, which generates and hexlifies a random secret, printing it to standard output:

$ bin/print_secret

Cut-and-paste into your config file:

session.secret =

Session management

If you have included pyramid_nacl_session in your Pyramid project’s configuration as shown above then pyramid_nacl_session.session_factory_from_settings() is called automatically and you need do nothing else.

Otherwise you will need to create a Pyramid session factory by adding a call to either the pyramid_nacl_session.EncryptedCookieSessionFactory() function or the pyramid_nacl_session.session_factory_from_settings() function in the configuration code of your Pyramid project’s file and subsequently register that session factory with Pyramid.

At that point, accessing request.session will provide a Pyramid session using PyNaCl as a backend.

pyramid_nacl_session.session_factory_from_settings() obtains session settings from the **settings dictionary passed to the Configurator. It assumes that you’ve placed session configuration parameters prefixed with session. in your Pyramid application’s .ini file.

For example:

# other settings
session.secret = 840aaafdc36f067fbad9baf006efc0f672b86ab0dcb6a3e43ecc1f9d760915e5
session.serializer = json

If your .ini file has such settings, you can use pyramid_nacl_session.session_factory_from_settings() in your application’s configuration.

For example, let’s assume this code is in the of your Pyramid application that uses an .ini file with the session. settings above to obtain its **settings dictionary.

from pyramid_nacl_session import session_factory_from_settings
from pyramid.config import Configurator

def app(global_config, **settings):
    """ This function returns a WSGI application.

    It is usually called by the PasteDeploy framework during
    ``paster serve``.
    session_factory = session_factory_from_settings(settings)
    with Configurator(settings=settings) as config:
        # other configuration stuff
        return config.make_wsgi_app()