Signing Up and Signing In: User Registration, Auth, and Social Registration/Auth

  • April 26, 2013 · 4:00 PM
  • Wanderu (@Paypal)

Ted Tieken will give an overview of the registration, authentication, and social integration landscape for Django apps, then give a demonstration of setting up a Facebook-enabled signup and login process with the django-allauth package.

Questions this talk will answer:

  • How do I let users signup/in with Facebook/Twitter/Google?
  • What are the most popular apps and packages for registration/auth/social-auth?  Which one(s) should I use?
  • What's the difference between Authentication and Authorization?
  • Which parts does Django handle natively vs delegate to your implementation?
  • Why should I care about registration and login?

At the talk Ted will be using and releasing the results of his Registration and Authentication survey,  Please fill it out if you haven't already.



Thanks to Wanderu for hosting and sponsoring the food! Kyruus is sponsoring drinks afterwards.

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  • Carlos

    thank you Ted and Mick, I try with Userena and work very well for me!

    May 1, 2013

  • Ted

    Just put the slides up on speakerdeck

    the demo app is at

    The (anonymized) survey results are at

    I'll get the example project on github this week (and update this thread when I do).

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • Eli M.

    Thanks Ted!
    All looking for the slides:
    Just need to add an 'n' to the link Ted provided:

    April 29, 2013

  • Aron G.

    Ted gave a great talk. Helpful diagrams, comprehensive pros/cons and recommendations. Exactly what a Djangonaut needs to dive into social auth.

    1 · April 29, 2013

  • Carlos

    please there are some slides to share, thanks in advance

    1 · April 28, 2013

  • Mick T.

    Busy at work and can't make it. I'll look forward to seeing the slides afterwards.

    April 26, 2013

  • Eddy W.

    Tentative Schedule:
    - 4:00 pizza + networking
    - 5:00 talk
    - 6:00 More drinks + networking at "Howl of the Moon"

    There is still time. See you soon ...

    1 · April 26, 2013

  • Joshua G.

    can't get into building... I'm not on the list 0.o

    April 26, 2013

  • Guido S.

    Sadly I cannot attend, is any recording the talk?

    April 24, 2013

    • mak

      Hope you can record it. I won't make it after all.

      April 26, 2013

    • Ted

      No objections from me.

      April 26, 2013

  • Xuan Y.

    too early for weekday :(

    April 26, 2013

  • Christopher S.

    Anyway we can talk about the Netflix Auth API as well?

    April 26, 2013

  • Carlos

    very good!

    April 23, 2013

  • Bill B.

    Where's a good place to park? Looks like there's an expensive parking garage in the building. Anything cheaper nearby?

    April 20, 2013

    • Eddy W.

      The cheapest parking is across the bridge in the Seaport district. You can find lots for $12 all day. Or you can try your luck with parking meters.

      April 23, 2013

    • Bill B.

      Thanks, Eddy!

      April 23, 2013

  • Tony B.

    I might be late as well, I just started a new job at Rothbury Software in Newton

    April 20, 2013

  • Brian Y.

    Can't make it that early on a weekday

    2 · April 7, 2013

  • Mick T.

    A little later on Friday would be better!

    April 3, 2013

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