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Flask-OlinAuth 1.0

A simple Flask extension implementing Olin's authentication

Latest Version: 1.0.1

Flask-OlinAuth implements OlinApps auth. It automatically provides a /login and /logout route to the application, handling the process of actually authenticating a user with olinapps. Currently the plugin is inflexible and would not work if you override one of the routes. It also does not use cryptographically secure cookies, which it ‘should’.

At a high level, Flask-OlinAuth provides two useful pieces for your application, both of which are demonstrated in


A simple function decorator which ensures that a user is logged in before a view is shown. The user is redirected to the login portal, with correct arguments, if not.


A nice local proxy for all of your views to get the current user, formatted as a dictionary.

Flask-OlinAuth is very heavily inspired by Flask-Login, with structure, and functionality adopted, and much knowledge gained.


Install the extension with one of the following commands:

$ easy_install flask-olinauth

or alternatively if you have pip installed (which you should):

$ pip install flask-olinauth

Example Usage

from flask import Flask, url_for
from flask.ext.olinauth import OlinAuth, auth_required, current_user
app = Flask(__name__)

SECRET_KEY = "yeah, not actually a secret"
DEBUG = True


oa = OlinAuth(app, 'localhost:5000')
#initial OlinAuth, with callback host of localhost:5000, for local server
oa.init_app(app, 'localhost:5000')

def index():
    if current_user:
        responseString = "Awesome index, guess what? %s is logged in. Sweet, right?" % current_user['id']
        responseString = "<html>It is kind of lonely here... No users are logged in. <a href=%s>Checkout my secret</a> </html>" % url_for('secret')
    return responseString

def secret():
    return "I wouldn't normally show you this, but since %s is logged in, here is the secret: 42" % current_user['id']

if __name__ == "__main__":
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