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Simple token based authentication for Django

Project description

django-token

Simple token based authentication for Django.

This draws inspiration from the Django Rest Framework token based authentication scheme but allows you to use it without using Django Rest Framework.

Installing

Install from pip

sudo pip install django_token

Add the middleware to your MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES

MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES = (
    # Other middleware
    'django_token.middleware.TokenMiddleware',
 )

Add the authenticaton backend to your AUTHENTICATION_BACKENDS

AUTHENTICATION_BACKENDS = (
    'django.contrib.auth.backends.ModelBackend',
    'django_token.backends.TokenBackend'
)

Creating tokens

You can create tokens for users using whatever workflow you'd like.

from django_token.models import Token

token = Token.objects.create(user=myuser)

If you REALLY want to reset all the tokens in your database, you can use the reset_tokens management command.

python manage.py reset_tokens

This is useful when you've just installed django-token, but is otherwise dangerous :)

Token in headers

The user's token should be passed in on every request in the HTTP authorization header.

Using requests

import requests
response = requests.get(
    "http://myserver.com/api/stuff",
    headers={"Authorization": "token r454f2529f2cd27e1722e67a624b2b18335e6c21"}
)

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