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I'm one of the co-founders of Showmedo and an academic researcher by profession. My peripatetic path has taken me from a Philosophy degree via Artificial Intelligence and Evolutionary Robotics to a PhD in Neuroscience. I spent five years in a small room with a colony of reluctant bumble-bees, becomi ...
Using Google's User Service [ID:721] (4/5)
in series:A Gentle Introduction to the Google App Engine Python SDK
 Kyran Dale
I'm one of the co-founders of Showmedo and an academic researcher by profession. My peripatetic path has taken me from a Philosophy degree via Artificial Intelligence and Evolutionary Robotics to a Ph ...
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The Google App Engine (GAE)Users service allows your application to integrate with Google user accounts. For example, if a user is logged into their Gmail account, they will be recognized and validated. While most web frameworks provide their own user-management systems the GAE User service has 'out of the box' convenience and leverages Google's experience, at the expense of some control and privacy.
# Using the User Service
from google.appengine.api import users
from google.appengine.ext import webapp
user = users.get_current_user()
self.response.headers['Content-Type'] = 'text/plain'
self.response.out.write('Hello, ' + user.nickname())
application = webapp.WSGIApplication(
if __name__ == "__main__":
#app.yaml config script:
#- url: /.*
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