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[1.3.X] Fixed #17841 -- Clarified caching note about authentication b…

…ackends. Thanks auzigog for the proposal and lukegb for the patch.

Backport of r17752 from trunk.

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Claude Paroz authored March 16, 2012

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  1. 5  docs/topics/auth.txt
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@@ -1518,8 +1518,9 @@ processing at the first positive match.
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     Once a user has authenticated, Django stores which backend was used to
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     authenticate the user in the user's session, and re-uses the same backend
-    for subsequent authentication attempts for that user. This effectively means
-    that authentication sources are cached, so if you change
+    for the duration of that session whenever access to the currently
+    authenticated user is needed. This effectively means that authentication
+    sources are cached on a per-session basis, so if you change
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     :setting:`AUTHENTICATION_BACKENDS`, you'll need to clear out session data if
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     you need to force users to re-authenticate using different methods. A simple
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     way to do that is simply to execute ``Session.objects.all().delete()``.

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