[Web-SIG] Communicating authenticated user information

Jim Fulton jim at zope.com
Sun Jan 22 17:22:09 CET 2006

Typically, web servers provide access logs that include a label
for the authenticated user.

Often, WSGI applications (or middleware) provide their own user
authentication facilities.  Well, Zope does. :)

There doesn't seem to be a standard way for WSGI applications or
middleware to communicate the information necessary for a server
to log the authenticated user back to the server.

Am I missing something?  How do other people handle this?

Is Zope the only WSGI application that performs authentication


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