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Reusable TOMToolkit app to support multiple user registration flows.

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TOM Registration

This reusable TOM Toolkit app provides support for two user registration flows in the TOM Toolkit.

The two registration flows are as follows:

  1. Open Registration - In this flow, the user fills in a registration form and is immediately able to access the TOM as a member of the Public Group.

  2. Approval Registration - In this flow, the user fills in a registration form, and is inactive until an administrator reviews and approves their registration.


  1. Install the package into your TOM environment:

    pip install tom_registration
  2. In your project, add tom_registration to your INSTALLED_APPS setting:


    And add the follow setting, with appropriate values for your use case:

        'REGISTRATION_AUTHENTICATION_BACKEND': 'django.contrib.auth.backends.ModelBackend',

    To prevent logged-in users from accessing the registration page, add RedirectAuthenticatedUsersFromRegisterMiddleware to the MIDDLEWARE settings:

  3. Depending on your preferred registration flow, include the appropriate tom_registration URLconf in your project You will need to ensure that this urlpattern appears in the list before your tom_common.urls.

Open Registration:

    urlpatterns = [
        path('', include('', namespace='registration')),

Approval Registration:

    urlpatterns = [
        path('', include('tom_registration.registration_flows.approval_required.urls', namespace='registration')),
  1. While the registration views are now accessible directly, some changes need to be made to templates to make them available.

Copy the contents of this file to templates/tom_common/partials/navbar_login.html.

If you're using approval registration, copy the contents of this file to templates/auth/user_list.html.

  1. If you're using approval registration and you would like a message informing the user that their account is pending approval if they try to log in prior to approval, you'll need to make the following changes:

First, in your, set the first item of your AUTHENTICATION_BACKENDS:


Then, change the value of REGISTRATION_AUTHENTICATION_BACKEND in the TOM_REGISTRATION setting that was just created:

    'REGISTRATION_AUTHENTICATION_BACKEND': 'django.contrib.auth.backends.AllowAllUsersModelBackend`,


In the approval required registration flow, there is available behavior to send basic emails notifying administrators of a registration request, and notifying users of registration approval. Administrators are determined by the Django MANAGERS setting. Email behavior can be enabled or disabled with SEND_APPROVAL_EMAILS.

The configuration of an email backend is a topic covered in depth by the Django docs. There are a number of required settings that will need to be added.

In the future, tom_registration will provide more configurable behavior upon user registration/approval.

Running the tests

In order to run the tests, run the following in your virtualenv:

python test

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