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Authenticate based on existing cookie


Rather than require users to log in with a username and password – which has some complications in our authentication model – I’d rather let them be automatically authenticated by looking at the existing cookies. This seems like it could be pretty simple – something like the existing “black box” function, but instead of looking at a uname and password, it would look at the request’s cookies and return false or a username.

Is this possible? Is it on a list of coming features? Could it be added to one?




You could do that with BlackBox. The only thing is that the user will still get the login screen, but they can just click submit without entering anything, you do your checks, etc and let them in.