19USER ACCOUNTS

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At the heart of a web application is the ability for any user, anywhere in the world, to register an account with your app and start using it. In this chapter you’ll build forms so users can add their own topics and entries, and edit existing entries. You’ll also learn how Django guards against common attacks to form-based pages so you don’t have to spend too much time thinking about securing your apps.

We’ll then implement a user authentication system. You’ll build a registration page for users to create accounts, and then restrict access to certain pages to logged-in users only. We’ll then modify some of the view functions so ...

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