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import json
from django.http import HttpResponse
from django.utils import timezone
from django.utils.dateformat import format
from django.conf import settings
def login_required_ajax(function=None):
# ensure the user is authenticated to access a certain ajax view
# otherwise return a json object notifying the user access is denied
def _decorator(view_func):
def _wrapped_view(request, *args, **kwargs):
if request.user.is_authenticated():
return view_func(request, *args, **kwargs)
now = format(, u'U')
# delete all existing kwargs
# as they cause HttpResponse to throw TypeError: __init__() got an unexpected keyword argument
kwargs = {'content_type': 'application/json'}
response = {
'status': '401',
'message': 'Unknown authentication scheme',
'timestamp': now,
'errorcode': settings.API_ERROR_AUTHENTICATION
return HttpResponse(status=401, content=json.dumps(response), **kwargs)
return _wrapped_view
if function is None:
return _decorator
return _decorator(function)
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