Authentication information and impersonation#
From any Python code, it is possible to retrieve information about the user or API key currently running this code.
This can be used:
From code running outside of Dataiku Govern, simply to retrieve details of the current API key
Furthermore, the API provides the ability, from a set of HTTP headers, to identify the user represented by these headers.
Getting your own login information#
auth_info = client.get_auth_info() # auth_info is a dict which contains at least a "authIdentifier" field, which is the login for a user print("User running this code is %s" % auth_info["authIdentifier"])
Impersonating another user#
As a Dataiku Govern administrator, it can be useful to be able to perform API calls on behalf of another user.
user = client.get_user("the_user_to_impersonate") client_as_user = user.get_client_as() # All calls done using `client_as_user` will appear as being performed by `the_user_to_impersonate` and will inherit # its permissions
Returns various information about the user currently authenticated using this instance of the API client.