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Estonian ID-card authentication middleware for Django,
but this should be pretty easily modifiable for any application
To use install
apt-get install -y python python-pip python-dev \
python-cffi build-essential libffi-dev libssl-dev
pip install cryptography
For nginx use following to pass the certificate with CGI headers
uwsgi_param SSL_CLIENT_CERT $ssl_client_raw_cert;
from cryptography import x509
from cryptography.hazmat.backends import default_backend
from cryptography.x509.oid import ExtensionOID, NameOID
from cryptography.x509.general_name import RFC822Name
from django.contrib.auth.models import User
class CertificateAuthMiddleware(object):
def process_request(self, req):
if req.user.is_authenticated(): # Rely on cookies!
crt = x509.load_pem_x509_certificate(
for name in crt.subject:
if name.oid == NameOID.GIVEN_NAME:
gn = name.value
elif name.oid == NameOID.SURNAME:
sn = name.value
elif name.oid == NameOID.SERIAL_NUMBER:
serial = name.value
req.user = User.objects.get(username=serial)
except User.DoesNotExist:
for extension in crt.extensions:
if extension.oid == ExtensionOID.SUBJECT_ALTERNATIVE_NAME:
for name in extension.value:
if isinstance(name, RFC822Name):
email = name.value
req.user = User.objects.create(
email = email,
first_name = gn,
last_name = sn,
username = serial)
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