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Django Twitter Backend

Django Twitter Backend is a Django app that provides a Django authentication backend to allow users of your site to authenticate against Twitter's OAuth API. Much of the code in this app comes from


The following libraries are required, a requirements.txt file is included and can be installed via pip:

$ pip install -r requirements.txt


  1. Install django-twitter-backend on your PYTHONPATH.
  2. Add twitterauth to your INSTALLED_APPS in
  3. Add your Twitter API credentials to your in CONSUMER_KEY and CONSUMER_SECRET
  4. Add twitterauth.backend.twitteroauth.TwitterBackend to AUTHENTICATION_BACKENDS in your
  5. Set AUTH_PROFILE_MODULE to twitterauth.TwitterProfile in your
  6. Connect some URLs to the provided views in your (twitter_signin and twitter_return)