CherryPy Framework

CherryPy framework is supported, it works but I’m sure there’s room for improvements. The implementation uses SQLAlchemy as ORM and expects some values accessible on cherrypy.request for it to work.

At the moment the configuration is expected on cherrypy.config but ideally it should be an application configuration instead.

Expected values are:

Current logged in user, load it in your application on a before_handler handler.
Current database session, again, load it in your application on a before_handler.


The CherryPy application depends on sqlalchemy, there’s no support for others ORMs yet.


From pypi:

$ pip install social-auth-app-cherrypy

Enabling the application

The application is defined on social_cherrypy.views.CherryPyPSAViews, register it in the preferred way for your project.

Check the rest of the docs for the other settings like enabling authentication backends and backends keys.

Models Setup

The models are located in social_cherrypy.models. A reference to your User model is required to be defined in the project settings, it should be an import path, for example:

    'SOCIAL_AUTH_USER_MODEL': 'models.User'

Login mechanism

By default the application sets the session value user_id, this is a simple solution and it should be improved, if you want to provider your own login mechanism you can do it by defining the SOCIAL_AUTH_LOGIN_METHOD setting, it should be an import path to a callable, like this:

SOCIAL_AUTH_USER_MODEL = 'app.login_user'

And an example of this function:

def login_user(strategy, user):

Then, ensure to load the user in your application at cherrypy.request.user, for example:

def load_user():
    user_id = cherrypy.session.get('user_id')
    if user_id:
        cherrypy.request.user = cherrypy.request.db.query(User).get(user_id)
        cherrypy.request.user = None = cherrypy.Tool('before_handler', load_user)