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Added 'How to log a user in' section to docs/authetication.txt

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.. _request objects: http://www.djangoproject.com/documentation/request_response/#httprequest-objects
.. _session documentation: http://www.djangoproject.com/documentation/sessions/
+How to log a user in
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+
+To log a user in, do the following within a view::
+
+ from django.models.auth import users
+ request.session[users.SESSION_KEY] = some_user.id
+
+Because this uses sessions, you'll need to make sure you have
+``SessionMiddleware`` enabled. See the `session documentation`_ for more
+information.
+
+This assumes ``some_user`` is your ``User`` instance. Depending on your task,
+you'll probably want to make sure to validate the user's username and password.
+
Limiting access to logged-in users
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