I need to generate a API key and Secret that would be stored in a Redis server. What would be the best way to generate a key and secret?
I am develop a Django-tastypie framework based app.
EDIT: for a very secure way of generating random number, you should use urandom:
from binascii import hexlify key = hexlify(os.urandom(lenght))
this will produce bytes, call
key.decode() if you need a string
You can just generate keys of your desired length the python way:
import random import string def generate_key(length): return ''.join(random.choice(string.ascii_letters + string.digits) for _ in range(length))
And then you can just call it with your desired length
key = generate_key(40).
You can specify what alphabet you want to use, for example using only
string.ascii_lowercase for key consisting of only lowercase letters etc.
There is also Model for Api authentication in tastypie, might be worth checking out https://django-tastypie.readthedocs.org/en/latest/authentication.html#apikeyauthentication