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A simple Django package to integrate Web Push Notification in your Application

Project Description


Django-Webpush is a Package made for integrating and sending Web Push Notification in Django Application. This is a Work in Progress package. As the `Web Push Notification specification <>`__ is still in draft, things may change soon. So keep updated.

Currently, it Supports Sending Push Notification to Firefox 46+ and Chrome 52+.

Installation and Setup

You can install it easily from pypi by running

pip install django-webpush

After installing the package, add webpush in in your INSTALLED_APPS settings


If you would like to send notification to Google Chrome Users, you need to add a WEBPUSH_SETTINGS entry with the Vapid Credentials Like following:

    "VAPID_PUBLIC_KEY": "Vapid Public Key",
    "VAPID_PRIVATE_KEY":"Vapid Private Key",

Replace ``”Vapid Public Key”`` and ``”Vapid Private Key”`` with your Vapid Keys. Also replace ```` with your email so that the push server of browser can reach to you if anything goes wrong.

To know how to obtain Vapid Keys please see this ```py_vapid`` <>`__ and `Google Developer Documentation <>`__. You can obtain one easily from ` <>`__. ``Application Server Keys`` and ``Vapid Keys`` both are same.

Then include webpush in the

urlpatterns =

    url(r'^webpush/', include('webpush.urls'))

Then run Migration by ``python migrate``

Adding Web Push Information in Template

So in template, you need to load webpush_notifications custom template tag by following: > - If you are using built in templating engine, add {% load webpush_notifications %} in the template > - If you are using jinja or other templating engine, you can manually add the html header and button and other information. Documentation for them is coming soon. Working on getting a automated way for jinja users. If you would like to add support for them, patch are very much welcome.

Next, inside the <head></head> tag add {% webpush %}. Like following

  {% webpush %}

Next, inside the <body></body> tag, insert {% webush_button %} where you would like to see the Subscribe to Push Messaging Button. Like following

  <p> Hello World! </p>
  {% webpush_button %}
Note: The Push Notification Button will show only if the user is logged in or any group named is passed through webpush context

*If you would like to mark the subscription as a group, like all person subscribe for push notification from the template should be marked as group and would get same notification, you should pass a ``webpush`` context to the template through views. The ``webpush`` context should have a dictionary like ``{“group”: group_name}``* . Like following

 webpush = {"group": group_name } # The group_name should be the name you would define.

return render(request, 'template.html',  {"webpush":webpush})
Note: If you dont pass group through the webpush context, only logged in users can see the button for subscription and able to get notification.

Sending Web Push Notification

A Web Push generally have a header and body. According to the W3C Specification, the data should be encrypted in transmission. the data is addressed as payload generally. Also a TTL header should be included indicating how much time the web push server store the data if the user is not online. So in order to send notification, see below.

  • If you would like to send notification to a specific group, do like following:

    from webpush import send_group_notification
    payload = {"head": "Welcome!", "body": "Hello World"}
    send_group_notification(group_name="my_group", payload=payload, ttl=1000)
    # All subscribe subscribe through "my_group" will get a web push notification. A ttl of 1000 is passed so the web push server will store the data maximum 1000 milliseconds if any user is not online
  • If you would like to send Notification to a specific user, do like following ``` from webpush import send_user_notification

    payload = {“head”: “Welcome!”, “body”: “Hello World”}

    send_user_notification(user=user, payload=payload, ttl=1000) # Here in the user parameter, a user object should be passed # The user will get notification to all of his subscribed browser. A user can subscribe many browsers. ``` And the subscribers will get a notification like Web Push Notification


Copyright © 2016 by Safwan Rahman

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see

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