Twitter authentication that sucks
Twitter authentication that sucks.
Django-le-twitter provides almost nothing to let your users sign in with twitter: two class-based views.
Django-le-twitter is based on Django >= 1.3 and Tweepy.
The concept is simple: when a user successfully logs in using twitter (i.e. you get a valid OAuth token), django-le-twitter executes a method that you define. There is no model instance created, no login using contrib.auth, no nothing. You decide.
pip install django-le-twitter
There’s nothing to add to your INSTALLED_APPS. It just needs to be in your python path. You need to add your Twitter app credentials to your Django settings:
CONSUMER_KEY = 'your key' CONSUMER_SECRET = 'your secret'
Subclass the two views provided by django-le-twitter in one of your apps’ views. Actually, one of them doesn’t strictly need to be subclassed.
# app/views.py from django.http import HttpResponse from le_twitter import views authorize = views.Authorize.as_view() class Return(views.Return): def handle_error(self, error_msg, exception=None): return HttpResponse(error_msg) def handle_success(self, auth): # Now it's up to you! return HttpResponse('It worked!') return_ = Return.as_view()
handle_success() gives you a tweepy.OAuth object containing your user’s OAuth credentials. At this point you can:
- Fetch information using the tweepy API
- Create an auth.User instance and link it to a custom twitter profile
handle_success() just needs to return an HttpResponse.
After that, just hook your custom views in your app urlconf:
# app/urls.py from django.conf.urls.defaults import patterns, url from app.views import authorize, return_ urlpatterns = patterns('' url(r'^oauth/authorize/$', authorize, name='oauth_authorize'), url(r'^oauth/return/$', return_, name='oauth_return'), )
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