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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

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.
        if re.match('[a-f0-9]{40}', activation_key):
                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):
        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.
        # Create the user.
        new_user = User.objects.create_user(username, email, password)
        new_user.is_active = False
        # Generate a salted SHA1 hash to use as a key.
        salt =[:5]
        activation_key =
        # And finally create the profile.
        new_profile = self.create(user=new_user,

        # Experimental: create an instance of the model specified
        # in AUTH_PROFILE_MODULE, if any.
        # First draft implementation here relies on an additional
        # setting -- DEFAULT_AUTH_PROFILE_VALUES -- which must be
        # a dictionary matching field names and default values for
        # all non-nullable fields on the custom profile model.
        # Because both of those settings are needed, we only try
        # this when both are present.
        if hasattr(settings, 'AUTH_PROFILE_MODULE') and hasattr(settings, 'DEFAULT_AUTH_PROFILE_VALUES'):
            auth_profile_mod = models.get_model(*settings.AUTH_PROFILE_MODULE.split('.'))
            new_auth_profile = auth_profile_mod._default_manager.create(**settings.DEFAULT_AUTH_PROFILE_VALUES)
        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': 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 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:
    def __str__(self):
        return "User profile for %s" % self.user.username
    def activation_key_expired(self):
        Determines whether this Profile's activation key has expired,
        based on the value of the setting ``ACCOUNT_ACTIVATION_DAYS``.
        expiration_date = datetime.timedelta(days=settings.ACCOUNT_ACTIVATION_DAYS)
        return self.user.date_joined + expiration_date <=