box.session.on_auth() | Tarantool


box.session.on_auth([trigger-function[, old-trigger-function]])

Define a trigger for execution during authentication.

The on_auth trigger function is invoked in these circumstances:

  1. The console.connect function includes an authentication check for all users except ‘guest’. For this case, the on_auth trigger function is invoked after the on_connect trigger function, if and only if the connection has succeeded so far.
  2. The binary protocol has a separate authentication packet. For this case, connection and authentication are considered to be separate steps.

Unlike other trigger types, on_auth trigger functions are invoked before the event. Therefore a trigger function like function auth_function () v = box.session.user(); end will set v to “guest”, the user name before the authentication is done. To get the user name after the authentication is done, use the special syntax: function auth_function (user_name) v = user_name; end

If the trigger fails by raising an error, the error is sent to the client and the connection is closed.

  • trigger-function (function) – function which will become the trigger function
  • old-trigger-function (function) – existing trigger function which will be replaced by trigger-function

nil or function pointer

If the parameters are (nil, old-trigger-function), then the old trigger is deleted.

If both parameters are omitted, then the response is a list of existing trigger functions.

Details about trigger characteristics are in the triggers section.

Example 1

tarantool> function f ()
         >   x = x + 1
         > end
tarantool> box.session.on_auth(f)

Example 2

This is a more complex example, with two server instances.

The first server instance listens on port 3301; its default user name is ‘admin’. There are three on_auth triggers:

  • The first trigger has a function with no arguments, it can only look at box.session.user().
  • The second trigger has a function with a user_name argument, it can look at both of: box.session.user() and user_name.
  • The third trigger has a function with a user_name argument and a status argument, it can look at all three of: box.session.user() and user_name and status.

The second server instance will connect with console.connect, and then will cause a display of the variables that were set by the trigger functions.

-- On the first server instance, which listens on port 3301
function function1()
  print('function 1, box.session.user()='
function function2(user_name)
  print('function 2, box.session.user()='
  print('function 2, user_name='..user_name)
function function3(user_name, status)
  print('function 3, box.session.user()='
  print('function 3, user_name='..user_name)
  if status == true then
    print('function 3, status = true, authorization succeeded')
-- On the second server instance, that connects to port 3301
console = require('console')

The result looks like this:

function 3, box.session.user()=guest
function 3, user_name=admin
function 3, status = true, authorization succeeded
function 2, box.session.user()=guest
function 2, user_name=admin
function 1, box.session.user()=guest
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