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Kleides Discourse SSO client for Django

Project description

Discourse Single-Sign-on (DSSO) provider client to connect your Django project to a Discourse Single-Sign-On provider server.


Example usage:

  • Add kleides_dssoclient to INSTALLED_APPS.

  • Create a custom DssoLoginBackend, for example:

    from kleides_dssoclient.backends import DssoLoginBackend
    class MyProjectDssoLoginBackend(DssoLoginBackend):
        DssoLoginBackend that rejects anyone without is_superuser, and that
        sets all mapped variables on the newly created User object.
        def authenticate(self, dsso_mapping):
            Check that user is a superuser and pass along to DssoLoginBackend.
            if dsso_mapping.get('is_superuser') not in ('True', 'true', '1'):
                return None
            return super(MyProjectDssoLoginBackend, self).authenticate(
        def configure_user(self, user, dsso_mapping):
            We expect username, email, is_superuser in the dsso_mapping.
            user = (
                super(MyProjectDssoLoginBackend, self)
                .configure_user(user, dsso_mapping))
   = dsso_mapping.get('email', '')
            is_superuser = (
                dsso_mapping.get('is_superuser') in ('True', 'true', '1'))
            user.is_staff = is_superuser
            user.is_superuser = is_superuser
            return user
  • Add this to the Django settings:

    AUTHENTICATION_BACKENDS = (  # the only backend needed
    KLEIDES_DSSO_SHARED_KEY = 'oh-sso-very-very-secret'


v0.9 - 2024-06-13

  • Add setting for automatic user creation.

  • Remove dsso parameters from the return url.

v0.8 - 2020-09-28

  • Allow using the Dsso backend as a mixin.

v0.7 - 2019-07-16

  • Allow bypassing the middleware by setting KLEIDES_DSSO_ENDPOINT to None.

v0.6 - 2019-03-06

  • Add request arg to DssoLoginBackend for Django 2.1.

v0.5 - 2019-03-06

  • Add logging to help investigate problems.

v0.3 - 2018-12-18

  • Add support for Django 1.10 style middleware.

  • Check Django version for is_authenticated usage.

v0.2 - 2018-11-19

  • Replace sso_mapping with dsso_mapping in authenticate argument list.

v0.1 - 2018-11-16

  • Initial release.

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