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Learn Web Development with Python

By : Fabrizio Romano, Gaston C. Hillar, Arun Ravindran
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Learn Web Development with Python

By: Fabrizio Romano, Gaston C. Hillar, Arun Ravindran

Overview of this book

If you want to develop complete Python web apps with Django, this Learning Path is for you. It will walk you through Python programming techniques and guide you in implementing them when creating 4 professional Django projects, teaching you how to solve common problems and develop RESTful web services with Django and Python. You will learn how to build a blog application, a social image bookmarking website, an online shop, and an e-learning platform. Learn Web Development with Python will get you started with Python programming techniques, show you how to enhance your applications with AJAX, create RESTful APIs, and set up a production environment for your Django projects. Last but not least, you’ll learn the best practices for creating real-world applications. By the end of this Learning Path, you will have a full understanding of how Django works and how to use it to build web applications from scratch. This Learning Path includes content from the following Packt products: • Learn Python Programming by Fabrizio Romano • Django RESTful Web Services by Gastón C. Hillar • Django Design Patterns and Best Practices by Arun Ravindran
Table of Contents (33 chapters)
Title Page
About Packt

Chapter 17. Securing the API with Authentication and Permissions

In this chapter, we will understand the difference between authentication and permissions in the Django REST framework. We will start securing our RESTful Web Service by adding requirements for authentication schemes and specifying permission policies. We will gain an understanding of:

  • Understanding authentication and permissions in Django, the Django REST framework, and RESTful Web Services
  • Authentication classes
  • Security and permissions-related data to models
  • Working with object-level permissions via customized permission classes
  • Saving information about users that make requests
  • Setting permissions policies
  • Creating the superuser for Django
  • Creating a user for Django
  • Making authenticated requests
  • Browsing the secured API with the required authentication
  • Working with token-based authentication
  • Generating and using tokens