[mod_python] confused about add_handler

Lewis Bergman lbergman at abi.tconline.net
Fri Feb 8 11:40:15 EST 2002

I am having difficulty. I am sure the root of the problem is my own stupidity 
but after 2 days of trying I can't seem to resolve this issue. No errors 
appear in the log. It just seems to ignore my handler and shows an index of 
the directory. I assume from the manual covering this section that this might 
mean the handler is invalid, but I don't think so. I read the "food for 
thought" (the one that says the name of the file doesn't matter) paragraph 
and thought maybe this is it. I don't believe so because that is an externel 
request detail and this is an internal deal.

Here is the situation:
auth.py is set as the authen handler like so
<Directory /var/www/html/ispmgr>
  AddHandler python-program .py
  PythonHandler mod_python.publisher
  PythonAuthenHandler auth
  AuthType Basic
  AuthName "Restricted Area"
  require valid-user
  PythonDebug On

As you can see I am trying to use the publisher.

auth.py looks like this:
from mod_python import apache
def authenhandler(req):
	"""Provide the correct page for the privilege of user."""

	pw = req.get_basic_auth_pw()
	user = req.connection.user
	if user == "admin" and pw == "admin":
		req.add_handler("PythonHandler", "setup::admin")
		return apache.OK
	if user == "operator" and pw == "operator":
		req.add_handler("PythonHandler", "setup::operator")
		return apache.OK
	if user == "user" and pw == "user":
		req.add_handler("PythonHandler", "setup::user")
		return apache.OK
		return apache.HTTP_UNAUTHORIZED

Later I will replace the statements with db calls (if I can ever get this 

I think this means it should look for the setup file, try to instantiate it 
as setup and try to invoke the method admin. I am sure my logic must be way 
off here.
In case it is required, here is setup.py
class setup:

	def _frame(frameLeft, frameRight):
		"""Sets up frames.
		frameleft and frameright will be replaced by the correct menu function.
		html = """\
				<link rel=stylesheet type="text/css" href="ispmgr.css" title="stylesheet">
			<frameset cols="20%%,*">
				<frame src="%s" name="menu">
				<frame src="%s" name="main">
			</frameset>"""% (frameLeft, frameRight)

		return html

	def admin():
		"""Provide all options to admin users."""
		r = _frame('menu.admin', 'main.customer')
		return r

Do all the handlers have to appear in the same file? (auth.py)
Lost and hopeless, please help.
Lewis Bergman
Texas Communications
4309 Maple St.
Abilene, TX 79602-8044
915-695-6962 ext 115

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