timus2001 timus2001 - 1 month ago 16
HTTP Question

accessing request headers on django/python

I need to create a secure restFUL api using sencha and django. I am fairly new to python. So far i am able to send request from sencha to server using basic authentication as below

new Ext.data.Store({
proxy: {
type: "ajax",
headers: {
"Authorization": "Basic asdjksdfsksf="
}
}
})


In php/apache i can access those header with ease with the code below

$headers = apache_request_headers();
print_r($headers);


How to do this in python?

Answer

You can access them within a view using request.META, which is a dictionary.

If you wanted the Authorization header, you could do request.META['HTTP_AUTHORIZATION']

If you're creating a restful API from scratch, you might want to take a look at using tastypie.

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