Customizing authentication in Django
The authentication that comes with Django is good enough for most common cases, but you may have needs not met by the out-of-the-box defaults. To customize authentication to your projects needs involves understanding what points of the provided system are extensible or replaceable.
Authentication backends provide an extensible system for when a username and password stored with the User model need to be authenticated against a different service than Django's default. You can give your models custom permissions that can be checked through Django's authorization system. You can extend the default User model, or substitute a completely customized model.
Other authentication sources
There may be times you have the ...