[Zope-PAS] Re: Inflexible updateCredentials interface?

Tres Seaver tseaver at palladion.com
Tue Oct 2 16:29:19 EDT 2007

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Servilio Afre Puentes wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> Developing a PAS plugin for our homebrewed campus-wide authentication
> system I have found the only currently defined interface for updating
> credentials is specialized for the authentication username/password
> scheme, contrary to the rest of the interfaces that support generic
> credentials (or at least provide interfaces for them, like the
> extractCredentials).
> Why was it chosen to be that way? Are there any plans to make this
> interface more generic? I have already been looked at the subversion
> repository and the list, only finding a related discussion of almost
> three years ago, but doesn't illustrate how it came to be neither on
> future plans.
> Would you be accepting of work towards enhancing the updateCredentials
> interface?

Yes, we would.  You might look at the way the "extraction" plugin
interfaces work for a model:  the ones which know about login /
password, etc., are specializations of the more general
IExtractionPlugin, which has a looser contract.

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