Setup a Devilry authentication backend¶
Devilry can work with any Django-compatible authentication backend.
The default authentication backend¶
If you do not have a user database that you wish to use for Devilry, you can use the default Django authentication backend, and add users to Devilry manually.
Authenticate using LDAP¶
Authenticating via LDAP requires the django-auth-ldap Python module and some small adjustments to your settings.
Install the django-auth-ldap module¶
Add a new line containing django-auth-ldap in your ~/devilrydeploy/requirements.txt, then run:
$ cd ~/devilrydeploy $ venv/bin/pip install -r requirements.txt
to install the new module.
Add the LDAP backend to your settings¶
Add the following to your ~/devilrydeploy/devilry_settings.py:
AUTHENTICATION_BACKENDS = ( 'django_auth_ldap.backend.LDAPBackend', )
You will also have to configure how to authenticate via LDAP. That is explained in the django-auth-ldap docs: https://pythonhosted.org/django-auth-ldap/authentication.html
If your authentication backend does not provide an email address for your users, you will most likely want to take a look at: Autoset email from the authentication backend username.