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[1.5.x] Fixed #20900 -- Documented RemoteUserBackend.authenticate

Backport of 7b62b80 from master
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  1. +11 −0 docs/howto/auth-remote-user.txt
11 docs/howto/auth-remote-user.txt
@@ -87,6 +87,17 @@ Attributes
+.. method:: RemoteUserBackend.authenticate(remote_user)
+ The username passed as ``remote_user`` is considered trusted. This method
+ simply returns the ``User`` object with the given username, creating a new
+ ``User`` object if :attr:`~RemoteUserBackend.create_unknown_user` is
+ ``True``.
+ Returns ``None`` if :attr:`~RemoteUserBackend.create_unknown_user` is
+ ``False`` and a ``User`` object with the given username is not found in the
+ database.
.. method:: RemoteUserBackend.clean_username(username)
Performs any cleaning on the ``username`` (e.g. stripping LDAP DN

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