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A reusable Django app for authenticating against Exchange servers.

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Auth Exchange is a reusable Django app that allows you to authenticate users against an Exchange/Office365 server (using exchangelib).

The Problem: I don’t want users of my app to remember another password.

The Solution: This app allows those users to authenticate using their Exchange email credentials.

How to Use

$ pip install django-auth-exchange

Include django_auth_exchange in your INSTALLED_APPS.

Add django_auth_exchange.backends.ExchangeAuthBackend to your AUTHENTICATION_BACKENDS, e.g.:


Configure at least one domain:

    '': 'autodiscover',


AUTH_EXCHANGE_CREATE_UNKNOWN_USER (default: True) - Determines if users should be created if they are not found in the local database.

AUTH_EXCHANGE_DEFAULT_DOMAIN (default: '') - If only a username is provided, this is the default domain that will be associated.

AUTH_EXCHANGE_ALLOWED_FORMATS (default: ['email', 'netbios', 'username']) - This specifies which formats are allowed as the username (email means, netbios means EXAMPLE\someuser, and username means someuser).

AUTH_EXCHANGE_DOMAIN_SERVERS (default: {}) - This specifies the domains which are allowed to authenticate and the server that should be used for authentication (or 'autodiscover'). Hint: Office365 uses the server

AUTH_EXCHANGE_DOMAIN_USER_PROPERTIES (default: {}) - This specifies the settings we should apply to a user when they are added to the local database for each domain (e.g., to make all users superusers, do: {'': {'is_staff': True, 'is_superuser': True}}).

AUTH_EXCHANGE_NETBIOS_TO_DOMAIN_MAP (default: {}) - This specifies a mapping from NETBIOS names to domain names.


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