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Django SSO solution

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NOTE! django-admin-sso uses Google’s oauth2client which has been deprecated for a long time; the repository has even been archived by Google now. django-admin-sso isn’t going anywhere but I’d recommend that new projects use django-authlib’s Admin OAuth support.

Django admin SSO

Django admin SSO lets users login to Django’s administration panel using an OAuth2 provider instead of a username/password combination.


django-admin-sso is most often used with Google OAuth2 and the instructions follow that assumption. At least in theory it is possible to use a different OAuth2 provider.

  1. Make sure you have a working Django project setup.

  2. Install django-admin-sso using pip:

    pip install django-admin-sso
  3. Add admin_sso to INSTALLED_APPS in your file:

  4. Add the django-admin authentication backend:

  5. Insert your OAuth2 client id and secret key into your settings file:

    DJANGO_ADMIN_SSO_OAUTH_CLIENT_ID = 'your client id here'
    DJANGO_ADMIN_SSO_OAUTH_CLIENT_SECRET = 'your client secret here'

Navigate to Google’s Developer Console, create a new project, and create a new client ID under the menu point “APIs & AUTH”, “Credentials”. The redirect URI should be of the form

  1. Run ./ migrate to create the needed database tables.

  2. Log into the admin and add an Assignment.


Any Remote User -> Local User X

  • Select Username mode “any”.

  • Set Domain to your authenticating domain.

  • Select your local user from the User drop down.

Remote User -> Local User

  • Select Username mode “matches” or “don’t match”.

  • Set username to [not] match by.

  • Set Domain to your authenticating domain.

  • Select your local user from the User drop down.



  • Dropped support for Django<1.11 and Python<3.

  • Modernized the package and reformatted the code using black.


  • Official support for Django 1.11.


  • Raised the minimum supported Django version to the LTS version, 1.8.

  • Avoid deprecation warnings with Django 1.10.


  • Official support for Django 1.10 (no changes were necessary)

  • Made the admin panel usable on sites with many users.


  • Removed support for OpenID

  • Python 3 compatible

  • Dropped support for Django versions older than 1.7

  • Continued development as django-admin-sso (2.0.x versions were released independently as django-admin-sso2)


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