An attribute of a model object that determines its type. It is an instance of a zope.interface Interface class.


A pluggable Zope 2 authentication and authorization framework that defines a modular user folder for Zope 2 and Plone.


The pysaml2 library implements the SAML 2.0 specification.


The documentation for this package is maintained using Sphinx, a tool to create documentation in many formats based on reStructuredText files.

virtual environment

The Python venv module is used to create lightweight “virtual environments”, each with their own independent set of Python packages installed in their site directories. A virtual environment is created on top of an existing Python installation, known as the virtual environment’s “base” Python, and may optionally be isolated from the packages in the base environment, so only those explicitly installed in the virtual environment are available.


The filesystem utility used by the pysaml2 library to handle SAML message signing and encryption. See for details.


zc.buildout is a Python-based build system for creating, assembling and deploying applications.


XML-based configuration language used by Zope.


The ZEO package enables sharing a Zope Object Database (ZODB) between several Zope instances. It is used to scale a Zope application.


Zope offers the ZMI (Zope Managment Interface) for managing your Zope site through a browser. You can get to it by going to the path /manage in your Zope site and logging in with credentials for a user with role Manager.


The Z Object Publishing Framework. The granddaddy of Python web frameworks.


The ZODB is the object database included in Zope.