NAME

Mango::Catalyst::Plugin::Authentication - Custom Catalyst Authentication Plugin

SYNOPSIS

    use Catalyst qw/
        -Debug
        ConfigLoader
        +Mango::Catalyst::Plugin::Authentication
        Static::Simple
    /;

DESCRIPTION

Mango::Catalyst::Plugin::Authentication is a subclass of Catalyst::Plugin::Authentication that attempts to present authenticated and anonymous user information in the same way:

    # anonymous user
    $c->user->username;             # anonymous
    $c->user->profile->first_name   # Anonymous
    $c->user->cart->count;
    
    # authenticated user
    $c->user->username;             # claco
    $c->user->profile->first_name   # Christopher
    $c->user->cart->count;

When authenticating users, the mango realm will be used, which in turn uses Mango::Catalyst::Plugin::Authentication::Store to authenticate users.

CONFIGURATION

The following configuration is considered the default when loading Mango::Catalyst::Plugin::Authentication:

    authentication:
      default_realm: mango
      realms:
        mango:
          credential:
            class: Password
            password_field: password
            password_type: clear
          store:
            class: +Mango::Catalyst::Plugin::Authentication::Store
            cart_model: Carts
            profile_model: Profiles
            role_model: Roles
            user_model: Users

If the default_realm is not mango or no realm named mango is configured, all calls to "user" simply return what the normal authentication process would return. For now, this means that any piece of code relying on the Mango specific helpers (c->user->cart, etc) will crash and burn. This may be fixed in later release with some elfin magic.

See Mango::Catalyst::Plugin::Authentication::Store for further information about what the available configuration options mean.

METHODS

user

Returns a Mango authentication user object for the current web user. If the current user isn't authenticated, an AnonymousUser object will be returned. If the user has just been authenticated, a User object will be returned. If the current user has already been authenticated, a CachedUser will be returned.

    ## AnonymousUser pre auth
    my $user = $c->user;
    
    ## User from auth
    my $user = $c->authenticate(...);
    
    ## CachedUser after auth
    my $user = $c->user;

See the User, CachedUser and AnonymousUser for more information about the difference between the different user classes.

SEE ALSO

Catalyst::Plugin::Authentication, Mango::Catalyst::Plugin::Authentication::Store Mango::Catalyst::Plugin::Authentication::User Mango::Catalyst::Plugin::Authentication::CachedUser Mango::Catalyst::Plugin::Authentication::AnonymousUser

AUTHOR

    Christopher H. Laco
    CPAN ID: CLACO
    claco@chrislaco.com
    http://today.icantfocus.com/blog/