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Python Build a Social Network with Flask Broadcasting Add current_user Check

Add current_user check

I have been stuck for a while with this Task 2. I introduced if.current_user.is_authenticated() but its telling that it didnt find the right link. Please help where am I getting it wrong. I am now frustrated.

from flask import Flask, g, render_template, flash, redirect, url_for
from flask.ext.bcrypt import check_password_hash
from flask.ext.login import LoginManager, login_user, current_user, login_required, logout_user

import forms
import models

app = Flask(__name__)
app.secret_key = 'this is our super secret key. do not share it with anyone!'
login_manager = LoginManager()
login_manager.login_view = 'login'

def load_user(userid):
        return models.User.select().where(
            models.User.id == int(userid)
    except models.DoesNotExist:
        return None

def before_request():
    g.db = models.DATABASE
    g.user = current_user

def after_request(response):
    return response

@app.route('/register', methods=('GET', 'POST'))
def register():
    form = forms.SignUpInForm()
    if form.validate_on_submit():
        flash("Thanks for registering!") 
    return render_template('register.html', form=form)

@app.route('/login', methods=('GET', 'POST'))
def login():
    form = forms.SignUpInForm()
    if form.validate_on_submit():
            user = models.User.get(
                models.User.email == form.email.data
            if check_password_hash(user.password, form.password.data):
                flash("You're now logged in!")
                flash("No user with that email/password combo")
        except models.DoesNotExist:
              flash("No user with that email/password combo")
    return render_template('register.html', form=form)

def secret():
    return "I should only be visible to logged-in users"

def logout():
    return redirect(url_for('login'))

def index():
    return render_template('index.html')
<!doctype html>

  {% if current_user.is_authenticated %}
  <a href="{{ url_for('logout') }}" class="icon-power">Sign Out</a>
  {% else %}
  <a href="{{ url_for('login') }}" class="icon-power">Sign In</a>
  <a href="{{ url_for('register') }}" class="icon-power">Sign Up</a>
  {% endif %}

<div class="messages">
{% with messages = get_flashed_messages() %}
{% for message in messages %}
<div>{{ message }}</div>
{% endfor %}
{% endwith %}

{% block content %}{% endblock %}

2 Answers

Myers Carpenter
Myers Carpenter
6,111 Points

I introduced if.current_user.is_authenticated() but its telling that it didnt find the right link.

You are really close. In layout.html you have

{% if current_user.is_authenticated %}

What is is_authenticated? A variable? A callable (AKA a function or a method)? If it's a callable do you want to call it?

5,237 Points

I had the same issue. My guess is it's a callable therefore you need to add () to it. The reason some people may have a problem is due to the notes stating

"In this video and the others in this course, you'll see me using {{ current_user.is_authenticated() }}. At the time of filming, this was the correct way to use the is_authenticated() method on the UserMixin from flask-login. BUT, as is often the case in open source, things have changed. You'll now want to always use it as a property instead. So, use {{ current_user.is_authenticated }} instead. No parentheses!"

I thought that I would not need to add () due to the notes...but alas.

{% if current_user.is_authenticated() %}

was the solution.

4,891 Points

I don't see my username when I'm logged in. I followed the notes stating to remove the parentheses after is_authenticated.

Code snippet:


          <div class="row">

            <div class="grid-33">

              <a href="{{ url_for('index') }}" class="icon-logo"></a>


            <div class="grid-33">

                <!-- Say Hi -->
                <h1>Hello{% if current_user.is_authenticated %} {{ current_user.username }} {% endif %}</h1>


            <div class="grid-33">

                <!-- Log in/Log out -->
                {% if current_user.is_authenticated %}
                <a href="{{ url_for('logout') }}" class="icon-power" title="Log out"></a>
                {% else %}
                <a href="{{ url_for('login') }}" class="icon-power" title="Log in"></a>
                <a href="{{ url_for('register') }}" class="icon-profile" title="Register"></a>
                {% endif %}