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A UAA authentication backend for Django

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This is a UAA authentication backend for Django. It also includes a handy "fake" that makes it easy to log in as any user during development.

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Change log

All notable changes to this project will be documented in this file, which uses the format described in This project adheres to Semantic Versioning.


2.1.5 - 2024-01-26

  • Update Django dependency to >=4.0,<5.0

2.1.4 - 2022-08-16

2.1.3 - 2021-08-10

  • Fix packaging issue

2.1.2 - 2021-08-10

  • Added support for Django 3.2 LTS

2.1.1 - 2020-03-16

  • correctly specify django versions in
  • code formatting

2.1.0 - 2020-03-16

  • Added support for Django 3.0 and 3.1
  • Pinned upper version for PyJWT to fix install issues

2.0.0 - 2019-06-24

  • Added support for Django 2.2

  • Removed support for Django 2.0 and 1.X

1.3.0 - 2017-03-22

  • Added support for Django 2.0.

  • Added the uaa_client.decorators.staff_login_required decorator and a "Fixing admin login" section to the quick start guide that documents how to use it.

1.2.0 - 2017-09-18

  • An info-level message is logged when users authenticate.

1.1.0 - 2017-06-20

  • The library no longer raises spurious ImproperlyConfigured errors during test suite runs.

  • Added an optional UAA_APPROVED_DOMAINS setting, allowing users to be auto-created if their email is from an approved list of domains. See the quick start for more details.

  • Added more documented methods to UaaBackend for easier customization. Static methods have also been converted to class methods for easier subclassing.

1.0.1 - 2017-04-20

This is a hotfix release to fix a broken pypi build.

1.0.0 - 2017-04-20


  • Added support for automatic refreshing of access tokens, which is required for security. This involves adding uaa_client.middleware.UaaRefreshMiddleware to your middleware setting, after Django's session and authentication middleware. For more details, see the quick start guide.

  • The example app now supports an optional, so it's easy to e.g. connect to the real for manual testing.

0.0.1 - 2017-02-02

Initial release.

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