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simple JWT handling for django REST Framework

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JSON Web Token based authentication using Django REST Framework, the JWT encoded in base64 is put in the headers:

Authorization: Bearer <token>


pip install django-rest-jwt

let JWT do the authentification:

add 'drf_jwt.authentication.JSONWebTokenAuthentication' in authentication classes:


make endpoints to login and get the JWT:

from drf_jwt.controllers import Auth

urlpatterns = [
    path('api/login', Auth.as_view()),

suport GET and POST


{ login, password }

login will be the username of the authenticate function of django


return a JWT token if you are authenticate

so, one could do a Basic Authentication to the GET endpoints to receve a JWT

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