Martini handler that provides a simple way to make routes require a login, and to handle user logins in the session
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This package provides a simple way to make routes require a login, and to handle user logins in the session. It should work with any user model that you have in your application, so long as your user model implements the login.User interface.

Please see the example program in the example/ directory.

Program Flow:

Every new request to Martini will generate an Anonymous login.User struct using the function passed to SessionUser. This should default to a zero value user model, and must implement the login.User interface. If a user exists in the request session, this user will be injected into every request handler. Otherwise the zero value object will be injected.

When a user visits any route with the LoginRequired handler, the login.User object will be examined with the IsAuthenticated() function. If the user is not authenticated, they will be redirected to a login page (/login).

To log your users in, you should create a POST route, and verify the user/password that was sent from the client. Due to the vast possibilities of doing this, you must be responsible for validating a user. Once that user is validated, call login.AuthenticateSession() to mark the session as authenticated.

Your user type should meet the login.User interface:

    type User interface {
        // Return whether this user is logged in or not
        IsAuthenticated() bool

        // Set any flags or extra data that should be available

        // Clear any sensitive data out of the user

        // Return the unique identifier of this user object
        UniqueId() interface{}

        // Populate this user object with values
        GetById(id interface{}) error

The SessionUser() Martini middleware will inject the login.User interface into your route handlers. These interfaces must be converted to your appropriate type to function correctly.

    func handler(user login.User, db *MyDB) {
        u := user.(*UserModel)