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django-tequila 2.1.15

A Tequila authentication backend for django


Tequila authentication for django.


django-tequila needs a modern version of Django – something after 1.8. We aim to follow the last LTS, and we try as we can to follow the versions between LTS.

Latest known functioning version : 1.11.

If you use Django pre 1.6, see django-tequila 1.9.x.

This project also expects a fully operational Tequila server.


pip install django-tequila


You can find an django app example in ./django-tequila/sample_app or run the full setup with

docker-compose up

  • Add at the end of your MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES:


  • Add the line:

    AUTHENTICATION_BACKENDS = ('django_tequila.django_backend.TequilaBackend',)
  • Set a name that will be displayed on the tequila login page:

    TEQUILA_SERVICE_NAME = "django_tequila_service"
  • Finally, add:

        LOGIN_URL = "/login"
        LOGIN_REDIRECT_URL = "/"
        LOGIN_REDIRECT_IF_NOT_ALLOWED = "/not_allowed"
    LOGOUT_URL = '/'

  • Add these lines:

    from django_tequila.urls import urlpatterns as django_tequila_urlpatterns
    urlpatterns += django_tequila_urlpatterns

Profile customization

You may want to keep some additional informations about the user. Take a look at this page for more informations about profile customization.

Here is an example for a profile for Django 1.1+. With Django 1.5+, you may advise to use this way.

  • Create a profile in your, like this:

    from django.contrib.auth.models import User
    from django.db import models
    class UserProfile(models.Model):
        #required field
    user = models.OneToOneField(User, related_name="profile")
        sciper = models.PositiveIntegerField(null=True, blank=True)
        where = models.CharField(max_length=100, null=True, blank=True)
        units = models.CharField(max_length=300, null=True, blank=True)
        group = models.CharField(max_length=150, null=True, blank=True)
        classe = models.CharField(max_length=100, null=True, blank=True)
        statut = models.CharField(max_length=100, null=True, blank=True)
        def __unicode__(self):
            return """  Sciper:    %s
                        where:     %s
                        units:     %s
                        group:     %s
                        classe:    %s
                        statut:    %s
                        memberof:  %s
                    """ % (self.sciper,
    # Trigger for creating a profile on user creation
    def user_post_save(sender, instance, **kwargs):
        profile, new = UserProfile.objects.get_or_create(user=instance)
    # Register the trigger
    models.signals.post_save.connect(user_post_save, sender=User)
  • in your, tell django to use your model:

    AUTH_PROFILE_MODULE = "my_app.userprofile"
  • Update your database:

    ./ syncdb

Site Admin customizations

If you want to use the admin site, be sure you have followed all steps to have a working django admin site, then follow these steps :

  • Modify your to look like this:

    from django.contrib import admin
    from django_tequila.admin import TequilaAdminSite
    admin.autodiscover() = TequilaAdminSite
  • Please note that your username should identical to the one you use to login in Tequila. If you do not have any user at the moment, or you want to edit some of them, create a superuser with this command (replace <USERNAME> and <EMAIL> with you Tequila username and email):

    python createsuperuser --username=<USERNAME> --email=<EMAIL>

Additional tips and settings

Advanced settings

  • If you need to use your personal server, change this parameter:

  • You may want to create an inactive user when someone try to connect to your app. So you can manually control who access it. If this is the case, add this line to

  • You may want to add some custom allow with Tequila. If this is the case, add this line to

    TEQUILA_CONFIG_ALLOW = 'categorie=shibboleth'

    or, for multiple allow :

    TEQUILA_CONFIG_ALLOW = ‘categorie=shibboleth|categorie=epfl-old’

  • You may want to add some custom paramaters with Tequila. If this is the case, add this line to

  • Everytime the user connect trought the Tequila process, he is redirected to an url that has a ‘key’ paramter. For some esthetic reasons,you may want to remove this parameter, so add this line to


    As it creates a redirect to the cleaned address and add an additional page hit, The value by default is False

  • You can force a strong authentication so add this line to


    Default value is False

  • You can force a redirect to https, without respecting the origin. so add this line to


    Default value is False


Sometimes we struggle to get the aimed result, showing some log may help :

  • Add and customize as you need this logger to your settings

    'django_tequila': {
            'handlers': ['console'],
            'level': 'DEBUG',
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