Django Mail Auth¶
Django Mail Auth is a lightweight authentication backend for Django, that does not require users to remember passwords.
Django Mail Auth features:
- custom user model support
- drop in Django admin support
- drop in Django User replacement
- extendable SMS support
This project was inspired by:
- Is it time for password-less login? by Ben Brown
- LOGIN WITHOUT PASSWORD MOST SECURE | WAIT.. WHAT? by Joris Snoek
- django-nopassword by Rolf Erik Lekang
Run this command to install
pip install django-mail-auth
First add mailauth to you installed apps:
INSTALLED_APPS = [ # Django's builtin apps… 'mailauth', 'mailauth.contrib.admin', # optional 'mailauth.contrib.user', # optional # other apps… ]
mailauth.contrib.admin is optional and will replace the admin’s login with token based authentication too.
mailauth.contrib.user is optional and provides a new Django User model.
The new User model needs to be enabled via the
AUTH_USER_MODEL = 'mailauth_user.EmailUser'
Next you will need to add the new authentication backend:
AUTHENTICATION_BACKENDS = ( # default, but now optional # This should be removed if you use mailauth.contrib.user or any other # custom user model that does not have a username/password 'django.contrib.auth.backends.ModelBackend', # The new access token based authentication backend 'mailauth.backends.MailAuthBackend', )
Django’s ModelBackend is only needed, if you still want to support password based authentication. If you don’t, simply remove it from the list.
Last but not least, go to your URL root config urls.py and add the following:
from django.urls import path urlpatterns = [ path('accounts/', include('mailauth.urls')), ]
Don’t forget to setup you Email backend!