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Use Django for SSO - this package provides a bridge for third party packages.

Project Description
Django Sessionprofile
================

django-sessionprofile is the bridge between any software with customizable
auth backends and Django. If you want to use Django for Single-Sign-On, this
package does the Django heavy lifting.


Installation - Django
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$ pip install django-sessionprofile

Add `sessionprofile` to INSTALLED_APPS, and run `python manage.py migrate`.

Add the sessionprofile middleware (`sessionprofile.middleware.SessionProfileMiddleware`) to your middleware settings - make sure it comes before the `SessionMiddleware`.

Additionally, the session cookie must be available for the third party application,
this should not be a problem if it lives on the same domain.

Backend
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Currently one backend is available: `'sessionprofile.backends.DatabaseBackend'`.
In the future, alternative backends will be possible, like `'sessionprofile.backends.CachedDatabaseBackend'`.

Installation - third party application
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This depends on which backend you decided to use, the example assumes the db
backend.

When authenticating in the third party application, you should read the session
cookie (SESSION_COOKIE_NAME), and query the sessionprofile table:

`SELECT users_user.username, users_user.email FROM
users_user, sessionprofile_sessionprofile sp` WHERE
sp.session_id = '<sessionid_from_cookie>'
AND users_user.id = sp.user_id`

It's up to you to implement the rest of the authentication flow. An example for phpBB 3.0.x is provided in the examples folder.

Thanks
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Many thanks go to Resolver Systems Ltd (now part of PythonAnywhere) who
made the initial version of this library, specifically aimed on phpBB3.
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