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A registration profile model and associated manager.

The ``RegistrationProfile`` model and especially its custom manager
implement nearly all the logic needed to handle user registration and
account activation, so before implementing something in a view or
form, check here to see if they can take care of it for you.

Also, be sure to see the note on ``RegistrationProfile`` about use of the


import datetime, random, re, sha

from django.db import models
from django.template import Context, loader
from django.contrib.auth.models import User
from django.contrib.sites.models import Site
from django.conf import settings

SHA1_RE = re.compile('^[a-f0-9]{40}$')

class RegistrationManager(models.Manager):
    Custom manager for the ``RegistrationProfile`` model.
    The methods defined here provide shortcuts for account creation
    and activation (including generation and emailing of activation
    keys), and for cleaning out expired inactive accounts.
    def activate_user(self, activation_key):
        Given the activation key, makes a ``User``'s account active if the
        activation key is valid and has not expired.
        Returns the ``User`` if successful, or False if the account was
        not found or the key had expired.
        # Make sure the key we're trying conforms to the pattern of a
        # SHA1 hash; if it doesn't, no point even trying to look it up
        # in the DB.
                user_profile = self.get(activation_key=activation_key)
            except self.model.DoesNotExist:
                return False
            if not user_profile.activation_key_expired():
                # Account exists and has a non-expired key. Activate it.
                user = user_profile.user
                user.is_active = True
                return user
        return False
    def create_inactive_user(self, username, password, email, send_email=True, profile_callback=None):
        Creates a new ``User`` and a new ``RegistrationProfile`` for that
        ``User``, generates an activation key, and mails it.
        Pass ``send_email=False`` to disable sending the email.

        To enable creation of a custom user profile along with the
        ``User`` (e.g., the model specified in the
        ``AUTH_PROFILE_MODULE`` setting), define a function which
        knows how to create and save an instance of that model with
        appropriate default values, and pass it as the keyword
        argument ``profile_callback``. This function should accept one
        argument: the ``User`` to relate the profile to.
        # Create the user.
        new_user = User.objects.create_user(username, email, password)
        new_user.is_active = False
        # And finally create the registration profile.
        registration_profile = self.create_profile(new_user)
        # Create site-specific profile, if specified.
        if profile_callback is not None:
        if send_email:
            from django.core.mail import send_mail
            current_domain = Site.objects.get_current().domain
            subject = "Activate your new account at %s" % current_domain
            message_template = loader.get_template('registration/activation_email.txt')
            message_context = Context({ 'site_url': 'http://%s/' % current_domain,
                                        'activation_key': registration_profile.activation_key,
                                        'expiration_days': settings.ACCOUNT_ACTIVATION_DAYS })
            message = message_template.render(message_context)
            send_mail(subject, message, settings.DEFAULT_FROM_EMAIL, [])
        return new_user
    def create_profile(self, user):
        Given a ``User``, creates, saves and returns a
        ``RegistrationProfile`` for that ``User``, generating the
        activation key from a combination of the ``User``'s username
        and a random salt.
        salt =[:5]
        activation_key =
        return self.create(user=user,
    def delete_expired_users(self):
        Removes unused profiles and their associated accounts.

        This is provided largely as a convenience for maintenance
        purposes; if a ``RegistrationProfile``'s key expires without the
        account being activated, then both the ``RegistrationProfile`` and
        the associated ``User`` become clutter in the database, and (more
        importantly) it won't be possible for anyone to ever come back
        and claim the username. For best results, set this up to run
        regularly as a cron job.
        If you have a ``User`` whose account you want to keep in the
        database even though it's inactive (say, to prevent a
        troublemaker from accessing or re-creating his account), just
        delete that ``User``'s ``RegistrationProfile`` and this method will
        leave it alone.
        for profile in self.all():
            if profile.activation_key_expired():
                user = profile.user
                if not user.is_active:
                    user.delete() # Removing the ``User`` will remove the ``RegistrationProfile``, too.

class RegistrationProfile(models.Model):
    Simple profile model for a ``User``, storing an activation key for the
    While it is possible to use this model as the value of the
    ``AUTH_PROFILE_MODULE`` setting, it's not recommended that you do
    so. This model is intended solely to store some data needed for
    user registration, and can do that regardless of what you set in
    ``AUTH_PROFILE_MODULE``, so if you want to use user profiles in a
    project, it's far better to develop a customized model for that
    purpose and just let this one handle registration.
    user = models.ForeignKey(User, unique=True)
    activation_key = models.CharField(maxlength=40)
    objects = RegistrationManager()
    class Admin:
        list_display = ('__str__', 'activation_key_expired')
        search_fields = ('user__username', 'user__first_name')
    def __str__(self):
        return "Registration information for %s" % self.user.username
    def activation_key_expired(self):
        Determines whether this ``RegistrationProfile``'s activation
        key has expired, based on the value of the setting
        expiration_date = datetime.timedelta(days=settings.ACCOUNT_ACTIVATION_DAYS)
        return self.user.date_joined + expiration_date <=
    activation_key_expired.boolean = True