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A collection of Django middleware classes which make writing timezone and location aware applications easier

Project description

Django Visitor Information Middleware

This module contains a collection of middleware classes which make writing timezone and location aware applications easier.

Information provided by this middleware can be used to do things like:

  • Display a cookie consent message if visitor is coming from the country within the EU
  • Display timezone change notification if a user’s location timezone doesn’t match a timezone which is currently set in the profile

Installation

pip install django-visitor-information-middleware

Geolocation Database

To determine location information based on the user IP address, this module uses GEO IP database.

By default, it ships with a free GeoLite2 database (http://dev.maxmind.com/geoip/geoip2/geolite2/).

If you want to use a custom database file, simply set VISITOR_INFO_GEOIP_DATABASE_PATH setting to point to your geoip database file. Keep in mind that this file needs to be readable by a process under which your Django application is running.

Included Middleware

TimezoneMiddleware

The middleware activates a timezone for an authenticated user.

VisitorInformationMiddleware

This middleware adds the following keys to the request.visitor dictionary:

  • country - country the visitor is based in
  • city - city the visitor is based in
  • location.timezone - timezone used in the location visitor is based in
  • location.unit_system - unit system used in the location visitor is based in
  • user.timezone - timezone of the currently authenticated user
  • user.unit_system - unit system of the currently authenticated user.
  • cookie_notice - True if a cookie consent notice should be displayed for the current visitor.

Note: Location of the user is determined based on the user’s IP address.

Changelog

0.1.0 - 2013-10-25

  • Initial release.

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