Per a short chat with exarkun (thanks exarkun), I'm posting this to the
list for discussion.
A project upon which I am working requires a twisted.web service that
allows a user to delegate authentication/authorization to a third party,
e.g., Facebook, Twitter, et cetera. In so doing, I've found myself
missing nevow.guard, since web.guard currently only has out-of-the-box
support for HTTP Auth. I'd like to see web.guard expand to cover more
kinds of auth, such as form-based auth or the OAuth-based solutions coming
from so many social graph sites.
With this in mind, I asked exarkun about this, and he mentioned that the
only thing he does not consider to be garbage in nevow.guard is the
feature-set, and that I should port the features to web, discarding the
I'd like to solicit the list for some guidance as to what those features
are, or should be, and hopefully end up with a ticket describing the
features to be implemented, which I will then attempt to implement and
contribute to twisted.web.
L. Daniel Burr