A simple app which adds password reset functionality to the Django admin site.
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Django Password Reset

This app simplifies the process for adding password reset functionality to your site. It takes advantage of django's exising password reset workflow, but simplifies the process of adding urls to your site. This also allows you to create multiple password reset workflows for one site using namespacing.


Just add "passreset" to INSTALLED_APPS, and include passreset.urls in your urlconf module:

from django.conf.urls import url, include
import passreset
urlpatterns = [
    url(r'^profile/passreset/', include(passreset.urls))

You can then link to the password reset form by reversing "passreset:reset-password":

<a href="{% url "passreset:reset-password" %}">Forgot password?</a>

The app takes care of the rest, with the help of django's built-in password reset workflow. Note that passreset.urls an object, not a module. Using include('passreset.urls') will raise an ImportError.

To quickly add password reset functionality to your existing admin, just include passreset.admin_urls:

from django.conf.urls.defaults import url, include
import passreset

urlpatterns = [
  url(r'^admin/passreset/', include(passreset.admin_urls),
  url(r'^admin/', include(admin.site.urls)),

As an added convenience, the passreset app automatically overrides the default admin site's login template to add a "forgot password?" link.


If you need multiple password-reset workflows for one site, you must use the passreset.urls_ns() function. Note that you should not use the namespace keyword argument to include:

import passreset
urpatterns = [
    url(r'^profile/reset-password', include(passreset.urls_ns(
        'user-passreset', login_url='/profile/login'))),
    url(r'^staff/reset-password', include(passreset.urls_ns(
        'staff-passreset', login_url='/staff/loging'))),

If login_url is not supplied, settings.LOGIN_URL is used. You can also pass a template_path argument to specify a base path for templates used in the app instance.

You can then reverse any of the passreset urls using the new namespace:

<a href="{% url "staff-passreset:reset-password" %}">Forgot password?</a>


The default templates form passreset all extend "passreset/base.html", You can create an override for this template in your project (eg, my_project/templates/passreset/base.html), and have it extend your site's base template. The templates all use a block called passreset_content. So, all you need to do is include that block inside your site's main content block:

{% extends "mysite/base.html" %}
{% block content %}
  {% block passreset_content %}
  {% endblock %}
{% endblock %}

The urls_ns function also accepts a tpl_path parameter, which allows you to override any of the templates used by passreset. The path is a template directory that may contain any of the following:

  • reset_password.html
  • done.html
  • confirm.html
  • complete.html
  • email.html
  • subject.ttx


The passreset.admin_urls urlconf is basically a convenience shortcut for passreset.urls_ns('admin-passreset', login_url='admin:login'). As stated above, passreset overrides the default admin login template with a "Forgot password?" link, which basically looks like this:

<a href="{% url admin-passreset:reset-password }">Forgot password?</a>

You can use the admin passreset urls together with another passreset instance without using namespacing:

urlpatterns += patterns('',
  url(r'^admin/passreset/', include(passreset.admin_urls)),
  url(r'^admin/', include(admin.site.urls)),
  url(r'^profile/passreset', include('passreset.urls')),