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 valid forever.


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 authentication.


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".


 2 secret="goshiamsosecret"
 3 callback=".somemodule.somefunc"
 4 cookie_name="mycookiename"
 5 secure="false"
 6 include_ip="false"
 7 timeout="86400"
 8 reissue_time="600"
 9 max_age="31536000"
10 wild_domain="true"
11 />


You may create an instance of the pyramid.authentication.AuthTktAuthenticationPolicy and pass it to the pyramid.config.Configurator constructor as the authentication_policy argument during initial application configuration.

See Also

See also Built-In Authentication Policy ZCML Directives and pyramid.authentication.AuthTktAuthenticationPolicy.