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Axes is a Django plugin for keeping track of suspicious login attempts for your Django based website and implementing simple brute-force attack blocking.

The name is sort of a geeky pun, since it can be interpreted as:

  • access, as in monitoring access attempts, or
  • axes, as in tools you can use to hack (generally on wood).

Functionality

Axes records login attempts to your Django powered site and prevents attackers from attempting further logins to your site when they exceed the configured attempt limit.

Axes can track the attempts and persist them in the database indefinitely, or alternatively use a fast and DDoS resistant cache implementation.

Axes can be configured to monitor login attempts by IP address, username, user agent, or their combinations.

Axes supports cool off periods, IP address whitelisting and blacklisting, user account whitelisting, and other features for Django access management.

Documentation

For more information on installation and configuration see the documentation at:

https://django-axes.readthedocs.io/

Issues

If you have questions or have trouble using the app please file a bug report at:

https://github.com/jazzband/django-axes/issues

Contributing

See CONTRIBUTING.