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NIS authentication backend.

class NISBackend[source]

Bases: reviewboard.accounts.backends.base.BaseAuthBackend

Authenticate against a user on an NIS server.

backend_id = u'nis'[source]
name = u'NIS'[source]

alias of reviewboard.accounts.forms.auth.NISSettingsForm

login_instructions = u'Use your standard NIS username and password.'[source]
authenticate(request, username, password, **kwargs)[source]

Authenticate the user.

This will attempt to authenticate the user against NIS. If the username and password are valid, a user will be returned, and added to the database if it doesn’t already exist.

Changed in version 4.0: The request argument is now mandatory as the first positional argument, as per requirements in Django.

  • request (django.http.HttpRequest) – The HTTP request from the caller. This may be None.
  • username (unicode) – The username to authenticate.
  • password (unicode) – The password to authenticate.
  • **kwargs (dict, unused) – Additional keyword arguments.

The authenticated user, or None if the user could not be authenticated.

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get_or_create_user(username, request=None, passwd=None)[source]

Return an existing user, or create one if it does not exist.

  • username (unicode) – The username of the user.
  • request (django.http.HttpRequest, optional) – The HTTP request from the client.
  • passwd (tuple, optional) – The parsed NIS passwd entry for the user.

The existing or newly-created user, or None if an error was encountered.

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