Django Password Required
A reusable Django app for requiring a password to access some pages on a site, without requiring users to register an account.
This is a very simple method of authentication, and is intended to provide a low barrier of entry to a site that is not completely public.
Use cases could be previews of sites that users are not supposed to log in to, Stack Overflow-style beta tests, etc.
@password_required decorator, you can password-protect
This module is based on simple session variables, and thus interoperable
django.contrib.auth, allowing you to optionally bypass password
protection for all authenticated users, or only for certain groups.
Install the app.
Not really within the scope of this document, but if you have pip installed, you could do something like this:
pip install -e git+git://github.com/mikl/django-password-required.git#egg=password_required
If you are developing multiple Django sites, you should probably use virtualenv to keep their dependencies separate.
INSTALLED_APPSin your Django settings file.
PASSWORD_REQUIRED_PASSWORDto the preferred password in your Django settings file. Example:
PASSWORD_REQUIRED_PASSWORD = 'mysecretpassword'
Add the password required login page to your URLconf. Example:
import password_required.views url(r'^password_required/$', password_required.views.login),
@password_requireddecorator to your views like in this final code example.
from password_required.decorators import password_required [...more imports...]
@password_required def my_awesome_view(request): [...view code here...]
This app requires Django 1.2 or later.
This app is BSD-licensed, just like Django.
Development, support and feedback
If you have problems, find a bug or have other feedback, please file an issue on the main Github repo.