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Django Auth0 authentication background

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Django Auth0 authentication backend Backend implemented against Auth0 Regular Python application


  • Install django-auth0 $ pip install django-auth0

  • Add django_auth0 to INSTALLED_APPS

  • Add django_auth0.auth_backend.Auth0Backend to AUTHENTICATION_BACKENDS

  • Add django_auth0.context_processors.auth0 to CONTEXT_PROCESSORS so necessary template context will be provided

  • Include callback urls

Update AUTH0_CALLBACK_URL in to the following if want to use default authentication handler

  • Add Auth0 client side JavaScript and initialize it


  1. AUTH0_CLIENT_ID - Auth0 client app id,

  2. AUTH0_SECRET - Auth0 app secret,

  3. AUTH0_DOMAIN - Auth0 subdomain

  4. AUTH0_CALLBACK_URL - Auth0 callback url is full url to your callback view like https://YOUR_DOMAIN/CALLBACK

  5. AUTH0_SUCCESS_URL - Url to redirect once you login successfully

Overriding callback view Default callback view looks like this so you can always write your own and set AUTH0_CALLBACK_URL to your custom view it should be url name.

Sample application is at


  • Improve tests,

  • Add Auth0 user profile model,

  • Add support for settings from Auth0,

  • Move string literals to configuration file

Running Tests

Does the code actually work?

source <YOURVIRTUALENV>/bin/activate
(myenv) $ pip install -r requirements-test.txt
(myenv) $ python


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0.0.2 (2016-02-01)

  • Update documentation

0.0.1 (2016-02-01)

  • First release on PyPI.

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