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Django 4 for the Impatient

By : Greg Lim, Daniel Correa
Book Image

Django 4 for the Impatient

By: Greg Lim, Daniel Correa

Overview of this book

Learning Django can be a tricky and time-consuming activity. There are hundreds of tutorials, loads of documentation, and many explanations that are hard to digest. However, this book enables you to use and learn Django in just a couple of days. In this book, you’ll go on a fun, hands-on, and pragmatic journey to learn Django full stack development. You'll start building your first Django app within minutes. You'll be provided with short explanations and a practical approach that cover some of the most important Django features, such as Django Apps’ structure, URLs, views, templates, models, CSS inclusion, image storage, authentication and authorization, Django admin panel, and many more. You'll also use Django to develop a movies review app and deploy it to the internet. By the end of this book, you'll be able to build and deploy your own Django web applications.
Table of Contents (14 chapters)

Chapter 10: Implementing User Signup and Login

The next part of our app will concern user authentication where we allow users to sign up and log in. Implementing user authentication is famously hard. Fortunately, we can use Django's powerful, built-in authentication system that takes care of the many security pitfalls that can arise if we were to create our own user authentication from scratch.

In this chapter, we will be covering the following topics:

  • Creating a signup form
  • Creating a user
  • Handling user creation errors
  • Customizing UserCreationForm
  • Showing whether a user is logged in
  • Implementing the logout functionality
  • Implementing the login functionality