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Django middleware that works with session-csrf and sends a CSRF token cookie.

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What is this?

django-session-csrf-cookie is Django middleware that provides a CSRF token cookie when using django-session-csrf. By design, django-session-csrf does not require a CSRF token cookie, but such a cookie is useful for AJAX requests and other web APIs, since it allows the client to get the CSRF token without parsing HTML. (Note that the cookie is not used by the server for any purpose, so the security hole django-session-csrf was designed to fix is still fixed.)


From PyPI:

pip install django-session-csrf-cookie

From github:

git clone git://

Add session_csrf_cookie.CsrfCookieMiddleware to your MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES below session_csrf.CsrfMiddleware:


Add session_csrf_cookie to INSTALLED_APPS.


session-csrf-cookie-middleware can be controlled using the following settings:


The name used for the CSRF token cookie.

Default: csrftoken


The domain to be used when setting the CSRF cookie.

Default: None


Whether to use a secure cookie for the CSRF cookie.

Default: False


Whether to set the HTTPOnly flag on the CSRF cookie.

Default: False

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