JWT Authentication with Django REST Framework
JSON Web Token is an open standard for securely transferring data within parties using a JSON object. JWT is used for stateless authentication mechanisms for users and providers, this means maintaining session is on the client-side instead of storing sessions on the server. Here, we will implement the JWT authentication system in Django.
- django : Django Installation
- djangorestframework_simplejwt :
pip install djangorestframework_simplejwt
Basic setup :
Start a project by the following command –
django-admin startproject config
Change directory to project config –
Start the server- Start the server by typing following command in terminal –
python manage.py runserver
To check whether the server is running or not go to a web browser and enter http://127.0.0.1:8000/ as URL.
Now stop the server by pressing
Let’s create an app now called the “app”.
python manage.py startapp app
adding configuration to settings.py file :
open settings.py file in config folder and add configuration.
edit urls.py file
open urls.py in config folder
open views.py in app folder and make a API view
create a urls.py in app folder and edit it
To make an HTTP request we have used HTTPie, to install it.
$ sudo apt install httpie
Step 1 :
migrate project, create a superuser and runserver
$ python3 manage.py migrate
$ python manage.py createsuperuser
$ python manage.py runserver 4000
Step 2 :
Now, we need to authenticate and obtain the token. which we will get at endpoint is
$ http post http://127.0.0.1:4000/api/token/ username=spider password=vinayak
add your user name and password
Step 3 :
copy access token and make a request
$ http http://127.0.0.1:4000/hello/ "Authorization: Bearer eyJ0eXAiOiJKV1QiLCJhbGciOiJIUzI1NiJ9.eyJ0b2tlbl90eXBlIjoiYWNjZXNzIiwiZXhwIjoxNTg3Mjc5NDIxLCJqdGkiOiIzYWMwNDgzOTY3NjE0ZDgxYmFjMjBiMTBjMDlkMmYwOCIsInVzZXJfaWQiOjF9.qtNrUpyPQI8W2K2T22NhcgVZGFTyLN1UL7uqJ0KnF0Y"