- November 29, 2009
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If you are an admin of a django site and many times it feels to visualize or experience how a normal website user actually sees different pages of your website. So to get this done, we create a normal user (just for testing purposes) and check the same, which is good. But sometimes we need to actually login as the same person to resolve a issue or to trace a particular exception which only one user or a specific set of users are experiencing.
Usage:login_using_email(request, "[email protected]")
I have mentioned only the helper or core method which is responsible for the actual user "logging-in" simulation. Proper view permissions(remember I mentioned only admins should use this) can be wrapped around it. Any thoughts on improving it? Always invited....
Public Clone Url: git://gist.github.com/242439.git
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def login_using_email(request, email): '''DONT EVER USE this method for normal purposes. This is only there, for debugging specific problems related to users''' from django.contrib.auth import get_backends backend = get_backends() from django.contrib.auth.models import User user = User.objects.get(email=email) user.backend = "%s.%s" % (backend.__module__, backend.__class__.__name__) from django.contrib.auth import login as django_login django_login(request, user) #set_any_extra_session_variables(request)
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