Installation

  1. Install package:
pip install django-rest-auth
  1. Add rest_auth app to INSTALLED_APPS in your django settings.py:
INSTALLED_APPS = (
    ...,
    'rest_framework',
    'rest_framework.authtoken',
    ...,
    'rest_auth'
)

Note

This project depends on django-rest-framework library, so install it if you haven’t done yet. Make sure also you have installed rest_framework and rest_framework.authtoken apps

  1. Add rest_auth urls:
urlpatterns = [
    ...,
    url(r'^rest-auth/', include('rest_auth.urls'))
]
  1. Migrate your database
python manage.py migrate

You’re good to go now!

Registration (optional)

  1. If you want to enable standard registration process you will need to install django-allauth by using pip install django-rest-auth[with_social].
  2. Add django.contrib.sites, allauth, allauth.account and rest_auth.registration apps to INSTALLED_APPS in your django settings.py:
  3. Add SITE_ID = 1 to your django settings.py
INSTALLED_APPS = (
    ...,
    'django.contrib.sites',
    'allauth',
    'allauth.account',
    'rest_auth.registration',
)

SITE_ID = 1
  1. Add rest_auth.registration urls:
urlpatterns = [
    ...,
    url(r'^rest-auth/', include('rest_auth.urls')),
    url(r'^rest-auth/registration/', include('rest_auth.registration.urls'))
]

Social Authentication (optional)

Using django-allauth, django-rest-auth provides helpful class for creating social media authentication view.

Note

Points 1 and 2 are related to django-allauth configuration, so if you have already configured social authentication, then please go to step 3. See django-allauth documentation for more details.

  1. Add allauth.socialaccount and allauth.socialaccount.providers.facebook or allauth.socialaccount.providers.twitter apps to INSTALLED_APPS in your django settings.py:
INSTALLED_APPS = (
    ...,
    'rest_framework',
    'rest_framework.authtoken',
    'rest_auth'
    ...,
    'django.contrib.sites',
    'allauth',
    'allauth.account',
    'rest_auth.registration',
    ...,
    'allauth.socialaccount',
    'allauth.socialaccount.providers.facebook',
    'allauth.socialaccount.providers.twitter',

)
  1. Add Social Application in django admin panel

Facebook

  1. Create new view as a subclass of rest_auth.registration.views.SocialLoginView with FacebookOAuth2Adapter adapter as an attribute:
from allauth.socialaccount.providers.facebook.views import FacebookOAuth2Adapter
from rest_auth.registration.views import SocialLoginView

class FacebookLogin(SocialLoginView):
    adapter_class = FacebookOAuth2Adapter
  1. Create url for FacebookLogin view:
urlpatterns += [
    ...,
    url(r'^rest-auth/facebook/$', FacebookLogin.as_view(), name='fb_login')
]

Twitter

If you are using Twitter for your social authentication, it is a bit different since Twitter uses OAuth 1.0.

  1. Create new view as a subclass of rest_auth.views.LoginView with TwitterOAuthAdapter adapter and TwitterLoginSerializer as an attribute:
from allauth.socialaccount.providers.twitter.views import TwitterOAuthAdapter
from rest_auth.views import LoginView
from rest_auth.social_serializers import TwitterLoginSerializer

class TwitterLogin(LoginView):
    serializer_class = TwitterLoginSerializer
    adapter_class = TwitterOAuthAdapter
  1. Create url for TwitterLogin view:
urlpatterns += [
    ...,
    url(r'^rest-auth/twitter/$', TwitterLogin.as_view(), name='twitter_login')
]

Note

Starting from v0.21.0, django-allauth has dropped support for context processors. Check out http://django-allauth.readthedocs.org/en/latest/changelog.html#from-0-21-0 for more details.

JWT Support (optional)

By default django-rest-auth uses Django’s Token-based authentication. If you want to use JWT authentication, follow these steps:

  1. Install django-rest-framework-jwt
    • django-rest-framework-jwt is currently the only supported JWT library.
  2. The JWT_PAYLOAD_HANDLER and JWT_ENCODE_HANDLER settings are imported from the django-rest-framework-jwt settings object.
  3. Add the following configuration value to your settings file to enable JWT authentication.
REST_USE_JWT = True