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Kerberos authentication for Django

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Kerberos authentication for Django

Provide Kerberos authentication to Django applications.

Basic usage

Add this to your project

url('^accounts/kerberos/', include('django_auth_kerb.urls')),

And use the default authentication backend, by adding that to your file:




Hostname for retrieving the service key, the correspondig principal will be HTTP/{KERBEROS_HOSTNAME}@DEFAULT_REAML, default is None. If None the hostname from the request will be used.


File path of the keytab containing the key for the service principal, default is None. If None the default host keytab will be tried, which should fails since it’s usually only readable by root.


Whether to create user if no existing model can be found, default is False.


A regular expression that the principal must match to get superuser privileges, default is None. A classic example could be r’^.*/admin$’.

Custom backend

A custom authentication backend can be used, in this case the signature of the authenticate method must be:

class CustomKerberosBackend(object):
    def authenticate(self, principal=None):

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