[Grok-dev] Make self.request.principal to be an instance of MyOwnPrincipalInfo (my own class)

Hector Blanco white.lists at gmail.com
Sun Jan 9 16:47:11 EST 2011

Thank you for the fast reply.

I have never used menhir nor dolmen, but I'll take a look to it to see
if I can get something useful out of its documentation.

Thanks again

2011/1/9 Matthias <nitro at dr-code.org>:
> Am 09.01.2011, 21:57 Uhr, schrieb Hector Blanco <white.lists at gmail.com>:
>> Hello list!
>> I was wondering whether is possible "extending" the "principal"
>> object (zope.pluggableauth.interfaces.IPrincipalInfo) so I can add some
>> fields/methods to it and then make the type of the "principal" which
>> comes in a
>> request is not of the generic "zope.pluggableauth.factories.Principal"
>> type but my own overloaded/extended class.
> Did you take a look at dolmen.authentication and menhir.contenttype.user?
> These two packages sit on top of grok and provide authentication and
> custom principals iiuc. E.g. in mehir.contenttype.user.factories there's
> some subclassing of the Principal going on.
> I know this does not answer your direct question, so maybe somebody else
> will comment further on it.
> -Matthias
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