[Solved]-Tastypie APIKey authentication


You can put this in models.py file of the relevant app (such as main/). What post_save.connect(create_api_key, sender=User) does is that everytime an User instance is saved, create_api_key() will be called.

Now let’s look into what create_api_key() does by diving a bit into the source of tastypie:

class ApiKey(models.Model):
    user = models.OneToOneField(User, related_name='api_key')
    key = models.CharField(max_length=256, blank=True, default='')
    created = models.DateTimeField(default=datetime.datetime.now)

    def __unicode__(self):
        return u"%s for %s" % (self.key, self.user)

    def save(self, *args, **kwargs):
        if not self.key:
            self.key = self.generate_key()

        return super(ApiKey, self).save(*args, **kwargs)

    def generate_key(self):
        # Get a random UUID.
        new_uuid = uuid.uuid4()
        # Hmac that beast.
        return hmac.new(str(new_uuid), digestmod=sha1).hexdigest()

def create_api_key(sender, **kwargs):
    A signal for hooking up automatic ``ApiKey`` creation.
    if kwargs.get('created') is True:

As you can see, create_api_key() will create a new ApiKey record, which will be related to the calling User. This record will also have a HMAC key when it was saved to the ApiKey table. The key is generated by generate_key() function.

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