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difference to django-socialregistration #560

johanneswilm opened this Issue Dec 31, 2012 · 2 comments


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It would be good if the documentation would specify what the difference to http://pypi.python.org/pypi/django-allauth and http://pypi.python.org/pypi/django-socialregistration is.

Currently it seems that one has to try each one of these out to understand the difference.

I just setup django-socialregistration but I realize now that it doesn't use the facebook user name when auto-creating an eccount name, nor does it use the facebook-registered email address. I understand that django-social-auth is able to do this?


omab commented Dec 31, 2012

@johanneswilm, a section comparing the available solutions would be good (at the moment I lack the time). About facebook username, yes, DSA tries to build username using the facebook user username if available, otherwise tries to use the name returned by their API. This happens with any available backend where some kind of username is returned (on some cases we use the email handle to build it).

@omab omab closed this Sep 19, 2013

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