tools to let inactive users log in to your site with limited access after registration until they confirm their account
This package provides some extensions and overrides to django.contrib.auth and django-registration to streamline the experience for new users registering for your site.
Independent components are provided for the following tweaks:
- Let inactive users log in to your django site
- Log in the new user automatically after initial site registration
- Redirect inactive users to a page of your choice when they try to access “restricted” content
They can be wired up semi-independently.
You must have ‘django.contrib.auth’ in your INSTALLED_APPS.
You must have ‘registration’ in your INSTALLED_APPS.
To install, add ‘inactive_user_workflow’ to your INSTALLED_APPS. No models are defined, so you don’t need to re-run syncdb.
The simplest way to use it is to include a URLconf pattern like
in your root URLconf. This will register its own views and also the non-overridden views from django-registration and django.contrib.auth but will not register the inactive-user-catching middleware (see below). But if you’re using Django permission checks properly, the middleware will be optional, because django.contrib.auth always returns False for permission checks on inactive users.
Two views are provided:
This overrides django-registration’s registration_register view with one behavioral change: it logs in the user automatically after initial account creation.
This overrides django.contrib.auth’s auth_login view with one behavioral change: it allows inactive users to log in to your site.
One middleware is provided:
If activated, this middleware intercepts requests by logged-in inactive users and redirects them to a view named ‘inactive-user’.
A simple direct-to-template ‘inactive-user’ view is also provided; it is published at the URL /accounts/inactive/ (assuming you mount the package’s URLs at /account/). (So I lied earlier; three views are provided.) You will likely want to override the provided template registration/inactive_user.html, or even override the view with your own custom view.
You can define a list of URL paths that inactive users should be allowed to access without being kicked over to the ‘inactive-user’ view. To do this, add a list of URL prefixes to your settings.py named ANONYMOUS_PATHS, like so:
ANONYMOUS_PATHS = (‘/accounts/’, ‘/site_media/’, ‘/publicview/’)
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