Authlib is a ready to use library for authentication. It was designed to be a replacement of my Flask-OAuthlib project. Later it becomes a Monolithic project that powers from low-level specification implementation to high-level framework integrations.
I’m intended to make it profitable, so that it can be Sustainable.
Authlib is a monolithic library. While being monolithic, it keeps everything synchronized, from spec implementation to framework integrations, from client requests to server providers.
The benefits are obvious, it won’t break things. When specifications changed, implementation will change too. Let the developers of Authlib take the pain, users of Authlib should not suffer from it.
You don’t have to worry about monolithic, it doesn’t cost your memory. If you don’t import a module, it won’t be loaded. We don’t madly import everything into the root __init__.py.
Authlib is designed as flexible as possible. Since it is build from low-level specification implementation to high-level framework integrations, if a high level can’t meet your needs, you can always create one for your own based on the low level implementation.
Most of the cases, you don’t need to do such thing. Flexible has been taken
into account from the start of the project. Take OAuth 2.0 server as an
example, instead of a pre configured server, Authlib takes the advantage of
If you find anything not that flexible, you can ask help on StackOverflow or open an issue on GitHub.
Authlib is a spec-compliant library which follows the latest specifications.
We keep the generic tool functions in a
specs module. When there is a
related specification, we add it into
Currently, these specs are in the warehouse:
- RFC5849 The OAuth 1.0 Protocol
- RFC6749 The OAuth 2.0 Authorization Framework
- RFC6750 The OAuth 2.0 Authorization Framework: Bearer Token Usage
- RFC7009 OAuth 2.0 Token Revocation
- RFC7515 JSON Web Signature
- RFC7517 JSON Web Key
- RFC7518 JSON Web Algorithms
- RFC7519 JSON Web Token
- RFC7662 OAuth 2.0 Token Introspection
- OIDC OpenID Connect 1.0
This project is inspired by: