Bottle adapter for OAuthlib framework (OAuth2.0)
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Jenkins build Coverage Status pip install bottle-oauthlib


Interested to implement your own OAuth2.0 provider in python ? You're at the right place.

Combine the excellent framework and the micro-framework to provide OAuth2.0 authentication in only a couple of minutes.

OAuth2.0 basic knowledge is more than welcomed ! However, for novices users, as a rule of thumb, you must understand the OAuth2.0 is a delegation protocol. Basically, it delegates authentication (credentials) and authorization (scopes) to an application (client).

Note that you can use this project to implement the delegation part or the authorization server or the applications, or all combined. That's your choice.

For more information about OAuth2.0 fundamentals, check

Quick start

Define rules into a oauthlib.RequestValidator class. See oauthlib#implement-a-validator:

class MyOAuth2_Validator(oauth2.RequestValidator):
    def authenticate_client_id(self, client_id, ..):
        """validate client_id"""

    def validate_user(self, username, password, client, ..):
        """validate username & password"""

    def validate_scopes(self, client_id, scopes, ..):
        """validate scope against the client"""


Link it to a preconfigured oauthlib Server, then to a bottle app:

import bottle
from bottle_oauthlib.oauth2 import BottleOAuth2
from oauthlib import oauth2

validator = MyOAuth2_Validator()
server = oauth2.Server(validator)

app = bottle.Bottle()
app.auth = BottleOAuth2()

Finally, declare bottle endpoints to request token:'/token')
def token():
    """an empty controller is enough for most cases"""

In addition, you can declare a resource endpoint which verify a token and its optional scopes:

def access_calendar():
    return "Welcome {}, you have permissioned {} to use your calendar".format(

See the full example in our code source at Don't hesitate to copy it for your own project and its own unit tests at to be confident in your updates.

Help & support

Feel free to ask question or support by opening a Github issue


Don't hesitate to propose PR, they are more than welcomed. Please, be sure you're compliant with our Contribution guide.


This document is licensed under BSD-3-Clause license. See LICENSE for details.

The code has been opened by (c) Thomson Reuters.