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Support for keybase proofs in Django

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django-keybase-proofs is a Django application and reference implementation for integrating Keybase proofs into a web app. If you are looking to integrate Keybase proofs into your application and you use Django, you can use this as a drop-in library. Otherwise, you can run the server locally or checkout the code to see how to build your own integration. You can read the full integration documentation for all of the required steps to integrate with Keybase.

The library supports Django 1.11 to Django 2.1 across Python versions 2.7 to 3.7. If you would like to see a feature or find a bug, please let us know by opening an issue or pull request.

Integrate with an existing django application

To install:

pip install django-keybase-proofs

Add keybase_proofs to's INSTALLED_APPS and set the KEYBASE_PROOFS_DOMAIN settings:

    # ...other installed applications...
# Must match the `domain` set in the config.

Add url(r'^keybase_proofs/', include('keybase_proofs.urls')), to your main

You can copy the example templates in keybase_proofs/templates/ to customize and style as necessary. Checkout the remaining steps to integrate and submit your configuration to Keybase.

NOTE: In the integration guide periodic checking of the proof's liveness is discussed. This library does not implement the this behavior since there is not an generic way to express this for Django applications. We provide a library function (keybase_proofs.views.verify_proof) to implement this functionality if desired. The job scheduling/retry behavior is left up to the implementation.

Exploring the example service

If you are building a Keybase proof integration but don't use Django, you can still use this package as an reference implementation. Using the instructions below you can run the server locally to see expected behavior/responses you should implement.

First install the required python packages with:

# install basic python requirements, a virtualenv is recommended.
make installdeps
# Run the example `test_app` server
make run

When running the test server you can play around with posting proofs/reading the API. The test server does not have any authentication mechanism. Any username you submit on the login form will be authenticated and can post a proof.

Example config

Here is an example configuration if you were to use this library. You should check out the documentation for the complete description of what's going on here.

  "version": 1,
  "domain": "<>",
  "display_name": "Django Keybase Proofs",
  "username": {
    "re": "^[a-zA-Z0-9_]{2,20}$",
    "min": 2,
    "max": 20
  "brand_color": "#000100",
  "logo": null,
  "description": "Next gen social network using big data & AI in the cloud 🤖☁️.",
  "prefill_url": "https://<>/keybase-proofs/new-proof?kb_username=%{kb_username}&sig_hash=%{sig_hash}",
  "profile_url": "https://<>/keybase-proofs/profile/%{username}",
  "check_url": "https://<>/keybase-proofs/api/%{username}",
  "check_path": ["keybase_sigs"],
  "contact": ["admin@<>", "joshblum@keybase"]

Verifying the integration

While integrating you can use the verification script to help manually verify the correctness your integration.

Development tips

You can run tests by running:

    make test

To release to pypi:

make release TAG_NAME=$TAG_NAME

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