Simple email confirmation for django.
A Django app providing simple email confirmation.
This app can be used to support three different ways of organizing your Users their email address(es). Each email address can be in a confirmed/unconfirmed state.
- Users have one email address that is stored on the User
- Users have one primary email address stored on the User model, and have N secondary emails stored in EmailAddress objects
- Users have N email addresses stored in EmailAddress objects.
Create a new User, confirm their email:
from django.core.mail import send_mail # ... email = 'firstname.lastname@example.org' user = User.objects.create_user(email, email=email) user.is_confirmed # False send_mail(email, 'Use %s to confirm your email' % user.confirmation_key) # User gets email, passes the confirmation_key back to your server user.confirm_email(user.confirmation_key) user.is_confirmed # True
Add another email to an existing User, confirm it, then set it as their primary.
new_email = 'email@example.com' confirmation_key = user.add_unconfirmed_email(new_email) new_email in user.unconfirmed_emails # True send_mail(new_email, 'Use %s to confirm your new email' % confirmation_key) # User gets email, passes the confirmation_key back to your server user.confirm_email(confirmation_key) new_email in user.confirmed_emails # True user.set_primary_email(new_email) user.email # firstname.lastname@example.org
pip install django-simple-email-confirmation
Add simple_email_confirmation to your settings.INSTALLED_APPS:
INSTALLED_APPS = ( ... 'simple_email_confirmation', ... )
Add the provided mixin to your django 1.5+ custom user model:
from django.contrib.auth.models import AbstractUser from simple_email_confirmation.models import SimpleEmailConfirmationUserMixin class User(SimpleEmailConfirmationUserMixin, AbstractUser): pass
Note: you don’t strictly have to do this final step. Without this, you won’t have the nice helper functions and properties on your User objects but the remainder of the app should function fine.
Change default settings (optional):
By default, keys don’t expire. If you want them to, set settings.SIMPLE_EMAIL_CONFIRMATION_PERIOD to a timedelta.
from datetime import timedelta EMAIL_CONFIRMATION_PERIOD_DAYS = 7 SIMPLE_EMAIL_CONFIRMATION_PERIOD = timedelta(days=EMAIL_CONFIRMATION_PERIOD_DAYS)
By default, auto-add unconfirmed EmailAddress objects for new Users. If you want to change this behaviour, set settings.SIMPLE_EMAIL_CONFIRMATION_AUTO_ADD to False.
SIMPLE_EMAIL_CONFIRMATION_AUTO_ADD = False
By default, a length of keys is 12. If you want to change it, set settings.SIMPLE_EMAIL_CONFIRMATION_KEY_LENGTH to integer value (maximum 40).
SIMPLE_EMAIL_CONFIRMATION_KEY_LENGTH = 16
You are able to override the EmailAddress model provided with this app. This works in a similar fashion as Django’s custom user model and allows you to add fields to the EmailAddress model, such as a uuid, or define your own model completely. To set a custom email address model, set settings.SIMPLE_EMAIL_CONFIRMATION_EMAIL_ADDRESS_MODEL to the model you would like to use in the <app_label>.<model_name> fashion.
An admin interface is included with simple email confirmation. Although, it is designed to work with the EmailAddress provided. Functionality with the admin cannot be guaranteed when a custom model is used so it is recommended you provide your own admin definition.
Note for existing apps that already use the provided model:
Similar to Django’s custom user model, migrating a custom email address model after the default one is already migrated is not supported and could have unforeseen side effects. The recommendation is to use a custom model from the beginning of development.
SIMPLE_EMAIL_CONFIRMATION_EMAIL_ADDRESS_MODEL = 'yourapp.EmailAddress'
Python/Django supported versions
- Python: 2.7, 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6
- Django: 1.8 to 2.0
Running the Tests
Found a Bug?
To file a bug or submit a patch, please head over to django-simple-email-confirmation on github.
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