By default, the Content app will serve all content, but some deployments want to only serve content
to some users and not others. For example pulp_rpm only wants to give rpms to users who have valid
certificates declaring their paid access to content. To allow total customization of how content is
protected, A plugin writer can define a
Defining a ContentGuard¶
ContentGuard is a Master/Detail object provided at
from pulpcore.plugin.models import ContentGuard, which provides these base fields.
In your plugin code, subclass
ContentGuard and optionally add additional fields as necessary to
perform the authentication and authorization. As with all Master/Detail objects a
attribute is needed which is then used in the URL. For
ContentGuard detail objects the URL
The pulp-certguard plugin ships various
ContentGuard types for users and plugin writers to use together. Plugins can ship their own
content guards too, but look at the existing ones first.
Here’s a trivial example where the client needs to send a header named SECRET_STRING and if its value matches a recorded value for that ContentGuard instance, give the content to the user. The secret both authenticates the user and authorizes them for this Content.
from django.db import models from pulpcore.plugin.models import ContentGuard class SecretStringContentGuard(ContentGuard): TYPE = 'secret_string' secret_string = models.FileField(max_length=255) def permit(self, request): """ Authorize the specified web request. Args: request (aiohttp.web.Request): A request for a published file. Raises: PermissionError: When the request cannot be authorized. """ ca = self.ca_certificate.read() validator = Validator(ca.decode('utf8')) validator(request)
End-User use of ContentGuard¶
Users create an instance of a
SecretStringContentGuard and give it a secret string with
http POST http://localhost:24817/pulp/api/v3/contentguards/<plugin_name>/secret_string/ \ secret_string='2xlSFgJwOhbLrtIlmYszqHQy7ivzdQo9'
Then the user can protect one or more Distributions by specifying
content_guard. See the
ContentGuard creation API for more information.
Plugin Writer use of ContentGuard¶
Plugin writers can also programatically create detail
ContentGuard instances and have the
plugin’s detail Distribution they define force its use. This allows plugin writers to offer
content protection features to users with fewer user required steps.