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Getting Started

This tutorial exposes key features of this library and how to setup the default settings.

If you have not installed django-authopenid yet, the :ref:`installation docs <installation>`
will get you started.

Basic use

To use django-authopenid with all the default settings, you will need to do the following:

1. Add `registration` and `django_authopenid` to ``INSTALLED_APPS`` setting of 
your django project:

.. code-block:: python


2. Add `django_authopenid.context_processors.authopenid` to ``TEMPLATE_CONTEXT_PROCESSORS`` 

.. code-block:: python

3. Add `django_authopenid.middleware.OpenIDMiddleware` to ``MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES`` setting:

.. code-block:: python


4. Set `LOGIN_REDIRECT_URL` settings for default redirection of user after user edit. For example `/account/profile` (witch is the default).

5. Create the necessary templates (see the section on templates below
	   for details).
6. Add this line to your site's root URLConf::

	(r'^account/', include('django_authopenid.urls')),

7. Link people to ``accounts/signin`` so they can start signing or create a new account.

Templates used by django-authopenid

The views included in django-authopenid make use of height templates:

* ``authopenid/associate.html`` display the form to associate new openids to a registered account.

* ``authopenid/associate_email.txt`` is used for the body of the email sent when you associate an account to a new openid.

* ``authopenid/associate_email_subject.txt`` is used for the subject of the email sent when you associate an account to a new openid.

* ``authopenid/complete.html`` display the final register form for user that signed with their openid.

* ``authopenid/dissociate.html`` display the form to confirm dissociation of an openid from an account.

* ``authopenid/failure.html`` display basic failure page

* ``authopenid/password_change_form.html`` display the form allowing a user to create a password for his account or change the password.

You have also to create the `registration` templates :

* ``registration/registration_form.html`` displays the registration
  form for users to sign up.

* ``registration/registration_complete.html`` is displayed after the
  activation email has been sent, to tell the new user to check
  his/her email.

* ``registration/activation_email_subject.txt`` is used for the
  subject of the activation email.

* ``registration/activation_email.txt`` is used for the body of the
  activation email.

* ``registration/activate.html`` is displayed when a user attempts to
  activate his/her account.

Examples of all of these templates could be found in example folder from 
django-authopenid sources.

Additionally, the URLConf provided with django-authopenid includes
URL patterns for useful views in Django's built-in authentication
application and django-regisytraion -- this means that a single ``include`` 
in your root URLConf can wire up registration and the auth application's signin,
signout, and password change/reset views. 

.. seealso:: :ref:`views-ref` and consult `the Django authentication documentation <>`_  and `django-registration documentation <>`_ for details on the templates and contexts used by views of these modules.

How it works

Using the recommanded default configuration, the url `/account/signin` will map to the view ``django_authopenid.views.signin`` which display a signin form using instances of ``django.contrib.auth.forms.AuthenticationForm`` for legacy authentification (username/password) and ``django_authopenid.forms.OpenidSigninForm`` for openid authentidcation. This will ask for a legacy account that could be registred by going on `/account/signup` (which will use django-registration module for registration) or an openid. Signing with openid will redirect the user to its openid provider and after he processed authentification to `/account/complete`

If the user signin with its openid and is already registred he will be finally redirected to its home page (the one defined in `settings.LOGIN_REDIRECT_URL` by default). If not he will be redirected to `account/register` page.

On `account/register` page the user could choose to create a new user or associate this openid to a "legacy" account (one registered with username/password). If he chooses to create a new user a new instance of ``django.contrib.models.auth.User`` is created with a non usable password which mean that at this step the user could only signin to your django project with its openid. He could later add a password if he wants.

.. seealso:: `django-registration documentation <>`_ for details of legacy account registration.

Where to go from here

Full documentation for all included components is bundled in the
packaged release; see the following files for details:

* :ref:`forms-ref`
* :ref:`models-ref`
* :ref:`views-ref`