Friday, July 17, 2009

Authenticating in the Plone debug prompt

While debugging through ./bin/instance debug, a catalog call would only yield published objects:

>>> len(site.portal_catalog(review_state='private'))

I'm sure i had more than that! There's surely some problem with authentication.

How to tell your debug instance that you are, in fact, The Man?

>>> from AccessControl.SecurityManagement import newSecurityManager
>>> admin = app.acl_users.getUser('admin')
>>> from zope.publisher.browser import TestRequest
>>> request = TestRequest()
>>> newSecurityManager(request,admin)
>>> len(site.portal_catalog(review_state='private'))

That's more like it.

You can also pass a request object to portal_catalog.searchResults, as in portal_catalog.searchResults(REQUEST=request,review_state='private').

You could also have used portal_catalog.unrestrictedSearchResults(...), as Gilles Lenfant pointed out. See Products.CMFCore.utils.CatalogTool.CatalogTool for details.

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