Skip to main content
Help the Python Software Foundation raise $60,000 USD by December 31st!  Building the PSF Q4 Fundraiser

Django SSL Client Authentication

Project description

django-ssl-client-auth
======================

SSL authentication backend & middleware for Django for authenticating users with SSL client certificates

## License

MIT license, see LICENSE.txt for full text.

## Setup

### SSL
Set up nginx and create SSL certificates for your server and set up the paths
to server private key, server certificate and CA certificate used to sign
the client certificates. Example configuration file is in samples/nginx.conf

If you are on OS X, I suggest OS X KeyChain access for doing this for
testing, as it will automatically make your client certificates available in
all both Google chrome & Safari. Instructions can be found e.g.
http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-become-a-certificate-authority-using-lion-s.html

On other platforms, there are many tutorials on how to do this with OpenSSL
e.g. http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~zmiller/ca-howto/

Restart your ngninx (sudo nginx -s restart), make sure your green unicorn is
running and check that your https:// url loads your application and the
_server certificate is valid_.

### This module

1. run setup.py (sudo python setup.py install) or install the latest release usning `pip install django_ssl_auth `
2. edit your `settings.py`
1. add `"django_ssl_auth.SSLClientAuthMiddleware"` to your `MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES`
2. add `"django_ssl_auth.SSLClientAuthBackend"` to your `AUTHENTICATION_BACKENDS`

#### Configuration
There are two things you need to do in `settings.py`
1. Define a function that can return a dictionary with fields that
are required by your user model, e.g. `USER_DATA_FN = 'django_ssl_auth.fineid.user_dict_from_dn` is a sample implementation that takes the required fields from the DN of a Finnish government issued ID smart card for the `contrib.auth.models.User`.
2. To automatically create `User`s for all valid certificate holders, set `AUTOCREATE_VALID_SSL_USERS = True`

For details, see `testapp/ssltest/settings.py`

#### Smart Card support
For (Finnish) instructions see `doc/fineid/FINEID.md`


## TODO

* Active directory integration.

## How to get help

Please do ask your questions on http://stackoverflow.com/
I am active there, and more likely to answer you publicly.
Also, you can try catching Kimvais on #django@freenode

Project details


Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Files for django-ssl-auth, version 1.0
Filename, size File type Python version Upload date Hashes
Filename, size django-ssl-auth-1.0.tar.gz (3.6 kB) File type Source Python version None Upload date Hashes View

Supported by

Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Google Google Object Storage and Download Analytics Sentry Sentry Error logging AWS AWS Cloud computing DataDog DataDog Monitoring Fastly Fastly CDN DigiCert DigiCert EV certificate StatusPage StatusPage Status page