Combining OpenID, OAuth and FacebookConnect signup in one application
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Django Social Registration

Django Social Registration enables developers to add alternative registration methods based on third party sites.


v0.3 requires Django 1.2
v0.2 requires Django 1.1.1 or earlier


  • django
  • oauth2
  • python-openid
  • pyfacebook


  1. Add the socialregistration directory to your PYTHON_PATH.
  2. Add socialregistration to your INSTALLED_APPS settings of Django.
  3. Add socialregistration.urls to your file.


Facebook Connect

  1. Add FACEBOOK_API_KEY and FACEBOOK_SECRET_KEY to your settings file representing the keys you were given by Facebook.

  2. Add socialregistration.auth.FacebookAuth to AUTHENTICATION_BACKENDS in your settings file.

  3. Add facebook.djangofb.FacebookMiddleware to MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES in your settings file. See:

  4. Add tags to your template file:

    {% load facebook_tags %}
    {% facebook_button %}
    {% facebook_js %}
  5. If you want to use the pyfacebook library to do API calls to Facebook, add socialregistration.middleware.FacebookMiddleware to your MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES setting.


  1. Add the following variables to your file with the values you were given by Twitter:

  2. Add socialregistration.auth.TwitterAuth to your AUTHENTICATION_BACKENDS settings.

  3. Add tags to your template file:

    {% load twitter_tags %}
    {% twitter_button %}

Other OAuth Services

Please refer to the Twitter implementation of the signup / login process to extend your own application to act as a consumer of other OAuth providers. Basically it's just plugging together some urls and creating an auth backend, a model and a view.


  1. Add socialregistration.auth.OpenIDAuth to AUTHENTICATION_BACKENDS in your settings.

  2. Add tags to your template file:

    {% load openid_tags %}
    {% openid_form %}

Logging users out

You can use the standard {% url auth_logout %} url to log users out of Django. Please note that this will not log users out of third party sites though. When using Facebook Connect, it is recommended to follow the FBConnect developer wiki. See:

<a href="#" onclick="FB.Connect.logoutAndRedirect('{% url auth_logout %}')">Logout</a>

To log users out of other third party sites, I recommend redirecting them further to the OAuth / OpenID providers after they logged out of your site.


If you wish everything to go through HTTPS, set SOCIALREGISTRATION_USE_HTTPS in your settings file to True.

Other Information

If you don't wish your users to be redirected to the setup view to create a username but rather have a random username generated for them, set SOCIALREGISTRATION_GENERATE_USERNAME in your settings file to True.