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Authentication / read netrc from flask?

Authentication / read netrc from flask?

2013-07-19 @ 17:06

Is there a way to get authentication information from a .netrc file from a
flask app? I've never used .netrc, so this might be a silly question.

I'm trying to come up with an authentication scheme for a REST API written
in flask. I've looked at OAuth, but it doesn't seem too easy to implement.
Further, those schemes seem more to provide a third party to authenticate 
against (my) API, and that is not functionality I need. I only need a 
secure way to authenticate users directly. Any scheme needs to work with 
Python requests, Javascript requests, and wget/curl requests.