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GBrowse Authentication Plugins

To create your own authentication plugin, you need to create a .pm module which inherits from base "Bio::Graphics::Browser2::Plugin::AuthPlugin" and defines a minimum of two methods:

Given a username and credentials (e.g. a password), return true if the user has provided a valid combination. The username and password are ordinarily returned by calling the internal method credentials().
Given a user and a groupname, return true if the user belongs to the group.

Here is a simple example that uses hard-coded values:

package Bio::Graphics::Browser2::Plugin::MyPlugin;
use base 'Bio::Graphics::Browser2::Plugin::AuthPlugin';
sub authenticate {
    my $self = shift;
    my ($user,$password) = $self->credentials;
    return unless  $user eq 'george' && $password eq 'washington';
    return ($user,'George Washington','');
sub user_in_group {
    my $self = shift;
    my ($user,$group) = @_;
    return $user eq 'george' && $group eq 'potomac';