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Django Rest Framework Requests with JWT support

Project description

HTTP Requests with JWT support for DRF

This is a simple helper used to communicate between Django instances.

It is suited to work well with Django Rest Framework API points and serializers.

# Features

- Authenticate with JWT if not already
- Cache JWT with different backends (for now Django Cache and File System)
- Request all pages, before delivering the result
- Deserialize the result with standard DRF serializer classes

# Install it

pip install drf_requests_jwt

# How to use it

Assuming there is a `devices` paginated API point on another Django instance and you need all devices fetched.

Then you'll inherit from `HttpRequestService` and implement the abstract methods something along these lines:

from apps.devices.models import Device # Your Device Django model.
from rest_framework import serializers

from import HttpRequestService

class DeviceSerializer(serializers.Serializer):
eui = serializers.CharField()

def create(self, validated_data):
return Device(**validated_data)

class DeviceHttpRequestService(HttpRequestService):
obtain_jwt_allowed_fail_attempts = 3
cache_backend_class = 'drf_requests_jwt.backends.django_cache.DjangoCacheBackend'

def _get_base_url(self):
return ''

def _get_jwt_login_url_path(self):
return 'api/v1/auth/jwt/login/'

def _get_url_path(self):
return 'api/v1/devices/'

def _get_username(self):
return 'john'

def _get_password(self):
return 'snow'

def _get_params(self):
return {
'param1': 'val1',
'param2': 'val2',

def get_deserialized_data(self):
device_list = []

for device in self.get_results_from_all_pages():
serializer = DeviceSerializer(data=device)
if serializer.is_valid():

return device_list


Now in your business logic where you need the list of devices you'll call it like this:

devices = DeviceHttpRequestService().get_deserialized_data()

# Mixins

There is a mixin helping with deserialization.

from drf_requests_jwt.deserializers import ObjectListDeserializerMixin
from apps.devices.serializers import DeviceSerializer # Your device serializer.

class DeviceDeserializerMixin(ObjectListDeserializerMixin):
serializer_class = DeviceSerializer

class DeviceHttpRequestService(DeviceDeserializerMixin, HttpRequestService):
# ... Other abstract methods implemented

def get_deserialized_data(self):
return self.get_deserialized_object_list()

# Conclusion

This is quite a specific helper that works well for our use case, but I think it can be easily adjusted to fit other needs.

Please feel free to bring your pull requests. Thanks.

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