Frequently Asked Questions¶
Why don’t you implement support for … ?¶
This app is just about authentication. Anything that is project specific, such as making choices on what to display in a profile page, or, what information is stored for a user (e.g. home address, or favorite color?), is beyond scope and therefore not offered.
This information is nice and all, but… I need more!¶
Here are a few third party resources to help you get started:
I think I found a security issue… now what?¶
Please report security issues only to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a private list only open to long-time, highly trusted django-allauth developers, and its archives are not public.
You may also want to subscribe to email@example.com to get notified about security releases.
The /accounts/ URL is giving me a 404¶
There is no such URL. Try
When I attempt to login I run into a 404 on /accounts/profile/¶
When you end up here you have successfully logged in. However, you will need to implement a view for this URL yourself, as whatever is to be displayed here is project specific. You can also decide to redirect elsewhere:
When I sign up I run into connectivity errors (connection refused et al)¶
You probably have not got an e-mail (SMTP) server running on the
machine you are developing on. Therefore,
allauth is unable to send
You can work around this by adding the following line to
EMAIL_BACKEND = ‘django.core.mail.backends.console.EmailBackend’
This will avoid the need for an SMTP server as e-mails will be printed to the console. For more information, please refer to:
Why did you just close my issue?¶
Time is limited and I have to pick my battles. Please do not file the following types of issues:
- Support questions, installation instructions, “How do I…?”: please direct these questions elsewhere, for example here: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/django-allauth
- Documentation related complaints: while the documentation can most certainly be improved, I am adhering to the debatable principle that keeping open issues around with respect to documentation is not very helpful in improving things. Please step in and file a pull request if you feel there is something unclear.
- Project specific integration trouble: In cases where
allauthis just one piece of the puzzle and for example a stack trace indicates another module crashing, please try to come up stripped version of the issue where it is clear that
allauthis the one that is misbehaving.