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Login as any user from the Django admin interface, then switch back when done
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Merge pull request #36 from adamcharnock/Stackdriver-v0.2.0-post-only

Allowing only POST to login views. This avoid potential XSRF issues.
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django-su

Login as any user from the Django admin interface, then switch back when done

Authored by Adam Charnock, and some great contributors.

Installation

  1. Either checkout django_su from GitHub, or install using pip :
pip install django-su
  1. Add django_su to your INSTALLED_APPS. Make sure you put it before django.contrib.admin :
INSTALLED_APPS = (
    ...
    'django_su',  # must be before ``django.contrib.admin``
    'django.contrib.admin',
)
  1. Add SuBackend to AUTHENTICATION_BACKENDS :
AUTHENTICATION_BACKENDS = (
    ...
    'django_su.backends.SuBackend',
)
  1. Update your urls.py file :
urlpatterns = patterns('',
    url(r'^su/', include('django_su.urls')),
    ...
)

And that should be it!

Please see example application. This application is used to manually test the functionalities of this package. This also serves as a good example.

You need only Django 1.4 or above to run that. It might run on older versions but that is not tested.

External dependencies (optional, but recommended)

If you install these two apps the enhance user experience:

Note that django ajax selects requires the following settings:

AJAX_LOOKUP_CHANNELS = {'django_su':  dict(model='auth.user', search_field='username')}

Configuration (optional)

There are various optional configuration options you can set in your settings.py

# URL to redirect after the login.
# Default: "/"
SU_LOGIN_REDIRECT_URL = "/"

# URL to redirect after the logout.
# Default: "/"
SU_LOGOUT_REDIRECT_URL = "/dashboard/"

# A function to specify the perms that the user must have can use django_su
# Default: None
SU_LOGIN_CALLBACK = "example.utils.su_login_callback"

# A function to override the django.contrib.auth.login(request, user)
# function so you can set session data, etc.
# Default: None
SU_CUSTOM_LOGIN_ACTION = "example.utils.custom_login"

Usage

Go and view a user in the admin interface and look for a new "Login as" button in the top right.

Once you have su'ed into a user, you can get exit back into your original user by navigating to /su/ in your browser.

Credits

This app was put together by Adam Charnock, but was largely based on ideas, code and comments at:

django-su is packaged using seed.

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